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Davinia James' Fundraiser:

Sending Hundreds of Girls to School With Wedding Charistry

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September 20, 2017

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Davinia James

THE STORY:

My name is Davinia James and I am one of Global Citizen’s Youth Advocates, a group of young activists selected from around the globe with diverse campaigning and advocacy backgrounds. In the past, I’ve collected 1.4 million pennies for girls’ education and have used those pennies to send over 280 girls to school in several developing countries through Girl Rising. This June, I will be marrying my best friend of 13 years and rather than requesting a traditional registry, we are creating what we are calling a “charistry”. This Valentine’s Day we are hoping to raise enough pennies to send 128 more girls to school in Afghanistan by requesting that all funds for our personal wedding registry be put towards charity. I am a Global Citizen because I believe that I can use my story and platform as a youth advocate to make a positive impact on the world in my own way. Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Education has transformed my life by allowing me to not only surpass my own educational goals, but has allowed me to extend this to others. To end poverty by 2030 I believe we must provide quality access to education for women and girls in underserved communities across the globe and it is my life’s mission to reach the most marginalized women across the globe by funding their education. Hence, I've created this account (my wedding “charistry”) in the efforts of seeking pennies from family, friends and any others in the global community who may be so inclined, in support of girls’ education in one of the countries where girls are often held back from schooling - Afghanistan. An estimated 130 million girls around the world are currently out of school, with the highest proportion aged 15-17, according to UNESCO. Last year, through Global Citizen, I learned about the Zabuli Education Center, started by Razia Jan. Located in Deh’Subz Afghanistan, the Zabuli Education Center is dedicated to educating girls K-12 and overcoming obstacles surrounding poverty, violence, cultural values and early childhood marriage that frequently prevent them from accessing quality schooling. Opening your heart to someone else is a remarkable feeling. This Valentine’s Day, my fiancé and I ask you, as global citizens, to open your heart to girls in need of an education by donating a penny to the Zabuli Education Center in Deh’Subz Afghanistan. My fiancé Nick and I hope to harness our love to extend love in the form of education, a lifelong gift that has lasting effects far beyond Feb. 14 or June 28, through our charistry.

Razia's Ray of Hope is a non-profit and set up to receive funds. Their funding program is the "Sponsor A Girl Program" https://raziasrayofhope.org/sponsor-a-girl.html and general donations here: https://raziasrayofhope.org/ways-to-help-donate.html

 

 

 

$1,457

MONEY RAISED
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  • Purdygirl

    $10

  • Vera

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Gabrielle Koeppel

    $100

  • Mayra R.

     

  • Denise Marquez

     

  • Sashawna

     

  • keniesha spaulding

    $25

  • Betsy, JF, Fielding & Pintxo

    $100

  • Michelle and Jay Lee

    $500

  • Giselle Whitfield

    $100

  • Shiedha Williams

     

  • Angelina Robinson

    $28

  • Jenni Meisner - Ceresville Mansion

    $25

  • Iris Mannings- Iris Mannings Photography

    $200

  • Planet Dallaire

     

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11% Raised of$12,800 Goal

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The Team: $1,457 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Planet Dallaire

Planet Dallaire

Congratulations to the Newest Newlyweds! 2 years ago

Iris Mannings- Iris Mannings Photography

Iris Mannings- Iris Mannings Photography

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Jenni Meisner - Ceresville Mansion

Jenni Meisner - Ceresville Mansion

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Angelina Robinson

Angelina Robinson

DONATION: $28

2 years ago

Shiedha Williams

Shiedha Williams

2 years ago

Giselle Whitfield

Giselle Whitfield

DONATION: $100

All the best to you and your betrothed! 2 years ago

Michelle and Jay Lee

Michelle and Jay Lee

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Betsy, JF, Fielding & Pintxo

Betsy, JF, Fielding & Pintxo

DONATION: $100

Congratulations!! Happy to donate to this wonderful cause. 3 years ago

keniesha spaulding

keniesha spaulding

DONATION: $25

Our children are the future. .girl power 3 years ago

Sashawna

Sashawna

3 years ago