More than a year ago, our non-profit, Fresh Perspectives Seminars, created an initiative called The Michigan International STEM Exploration Program. We are teaching our students the importance of creating skills used throughout the world, so they are globally competitive. The students that we mentor and groom are encouraged to go into a fields like STEM due to the high demand for these skills throughout the world. Our 2020 tour slated for CapeTown, South Africa from March 26-April 4, 2020.
Our Exploration Tour designed to provide a STEM orientation to students about the challenges in Africa surrounding environmental injustices, technology problems, and healthcare .We want our students to learn about the needs of this country, and while in college and afterward, create and develop solutions that can improve the country. Africa is the ancestry for our students. We will provide a full week of study and active learning for our students on their journey.
Unfortunately, our program grant was a part of a the U.S. Sub-Sahara education initiative and we were notified that our grant was cut, leaving us without funds. However, we are pressing on to go anyway. . The entire program was going to include two college students and eight high school teens. Unfortunately, we have only been able to raise half of the monies. We have now reduced the number to 5 students and need to raise $16,000.00 to cover part of the expenses. We leave for Capetown in 30 days. Can you please help us make the journey?