1 Pencil for Cape Verde
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1 Pencil for Cape Verde

We are two portuguese volunteers with the dream of making happy the children of a neighborhood in wich more than half of the families live with 1€ a day. All the donations and m...

  • 1070

    raised

    214% of 500€

    55 backers

  • 06/10/2017

    Expired on

  • Completed

    This project has been successfully funded

We are two portuguese volunteers with the dream of making happy the children of a neighborhood in wich more than half of the families live with 1€ a day. All the donations and money raised will be used to acquire necessary goods (food, clothes, school material, medicines, etc) for this community.

We are two Portuguese volunteers living in the Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde and developing the solidarity project "1 Pencil for Cape Verde". It was through the AIESEC organization that we became aware of this opportunity to work on a social and humanitarian project that fills our hearts every day. This organization acts as a platform that seeks to empower all young people in order to empower and expand youth leadership through international practices and experiences.

Thus, the "1 Pencil for Cape Verde" project aims to implement a campaign awareness to raise essential goods such as food, school materials, clothing, medicines or personal hygiene items that will be delivered and distributed by the poorest people in the community of Várzea, in the Cidade da Praia. To this end, we aim to help the Black Panthers Youth Association, a non-profit organization based in this community, in its mission to assist the population of this neighborhood, in which a large part of the people do not have any financial conditions to acquire the assets of first necessity. Thus, our humble collaboration is based on the creation of this initiative, its dissemination to the world and the collection of donations that allow the inhabitants of the Várzea to improve their living conditions. We intend to link the "1 Pencil for Cape Verde" project during our stay in the community, which will be until September 2017, with the objective of finding means to acquire these goods. However we want this to be a continuous and self-sustaining process in the future, so we need all possible support to help AJBP help those who need it the most.

Thus, our target audience in this project encompasses all the children, young people, adults and elderly people of this community, who go through great difficulties in their daily lives. However, because we believe that education is the most powerful weapon to change the world, we focus our greatest attention on helping the poor and disadvantaged children who attend the "Mini Black" nursery. This school counts with the daily maintenance and effort of the AJBP itself that needs external support to get food and school supplies for these children in this new school year. This school space is a unique project of the AJBP, which aims to create opportunities for access to education for the children and young people of Várzea, who depend on this association for education and food, which they often lack at home.

We ask for your participation and contribution through a small gesture to help a great cause of solidarity!

Crianças do bairro onde trabalhamos

About the author

Maria: I'm 20 years old, I'm from Northern Portugal and I study Industrial Engineering and Management in Aveiro! Since I was very young I play handball and sport has always been very present in my life. Perhaps because I heard a lot of stories about the lives of my grandparents, who did not have the opportunity to study, or perhaps I have sometimes been in contact with completely different realities, when I finally gained maturity, I began to think that I liked to see things with my own eyes and mostly HELP. And now that I have been in contact for 3 weeks with a completely different reality, I have the perfect notion that we need to help, help and help these communities that sometimes not even have basic services available.

Diana: I am 25 years old, I am Portuguese and I live in Alentejo. I have a degree in Tourism and I attend the second year of a master's degree in Marketing Management. I love music, studying, reading, traveling and for this I recognize the importance of access to education for the certainty of a prosperous future and a rich life full of knowledge. For this reason, I decided to commit myself to working on this project that involves a whole needy community with the goal of ensuring that other children and young people have the same opportunities that I have been given by contributing as I can to help those who need it most to "turn the page "in the book of their lives.

Declaração assinada por nós voluntárias e o presidente da associação

Budget and due dates

At the level of budgets and deadlines, the ideal would be to raise € 800 up to 10/30/2017 so that some of the donations can be used to purchase food and school supplies for the new school year, for the children in the "Mini Black" nursery.

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    5€ or more

    Public thank you note

    We thank our supporters publicly, in case they make a donation between 5 an 9 Euros.

    16 backers

  • Invest with
    10€ or more

    Apreciation drawing gift made by a child from the nursery.

    You will receive a drawing made by a child wich serves as a proof of affection and gratitude. This drawing will be scanned and sent by e-mail to the destination.

    24 backers

  • Invest with
    30€ or more

    Mention in the thank you video

    You will receive a sincere thank you in our final video.

    4 backers

  • Invest with
    60€ or more

    Certificate of Solidarity

    You will receive a certificate of solidarity properly stamped and signed by the president of this institution.

    5 backers

Fri, 29/05/2020 - 08:43

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 18:48

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

06/10/2017

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Tue, 12/09/2017 - 13:19

Resumo da Campanha

Queremos agradecer a todos os que contribuíram até agora para um mundo melhor! Já alcançámos os 100% no entanto o nosso objetivo não fica por aqui e acreditamos que será possive...

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Wed, 16/08/2017 - 16:37

Obrigada !

Obrigada a todos os que contribuiram para um mundo melhor! Estas crianças precisam muito da nossa ajuda, e estamos mesmo muito felizes e gratas por nos ajudarem a tornar possív...

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    Resumo da Campanha

    Queremos agradecer a todos os que contribuíram até agora para um mundo melhor! Já alcançámos os 100% no entanto o nosso objetivo não fica por aqui e acreditamos que será possivel com a vossa ajuda. Acreditamos que com mais divulgação será possível alcançar resultados ainda melhores.
    Com os melhores cumprimentos,
    Maria Leite e Diana Dançante

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  • Voluntárias

    Obrigada !

    Obrigada a todos os que contribuiram para um mundo melhor!
    Estas crianças precisam muito da nossa ajuda, e estamos mesmo muito felizes e gratas por nos ajudarem a tornar possível o nosso objetivo. Sabemos que com o vosso apoio iremos conseguir, partilhem com amigos e familiares para que pelo menos fiquem a conhecer esta causa!
    Um grande abraço a todos os nossos apoiantes e a todos que tencionam colaborar ,
    Maria e Diana

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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Anonymous

    06/10/2017 - 17:46

  • Bruno Vieira do Vale

    06/10/2017 - 17:43

  • Beatriz Pereira

    06/10/2017 - 16:14

  • Anonymous

    06/10/2017 - 15:56

  • Miguel Pinho

    06/10/2017 - 15:38

  • Beatriz Pimenta

    06/10/2017 - 15:07

  • Olga Kassian

    06/10/2017 - 09:21

    Thank you for what you are doing! <3

  • Anonymous

    06/10/2017 - 08:46

    Parabéns Maria e Diana pelo vosso trabalho em prol de um mundo melhor...que esta experiência vos tenha ajudado a crescer um pouco mais.

  • Anonymous

    06/10/2017 - 08:45

    Porque vocês merecem pelo vosso empenho e porque deviam existir mais jovens assim.. Parabéns por terem atingido e ultrapassado o objectivo. ORGULHO

  • Anonymous

    02/10/2017 - 23:12

  • Equipa Feira 11 das Equipas de Nossa Senhora

    02/10/2017 - 16:53

    A Equipa Feira 11 das Equipas de Nossa Senhora deseja que estas crianças sejam felizes.

  • Anonymous

    01/10/2017 - 21:54

  • Anonymous

    01/10/2017 - 21:50

  • Adélia Costa

    26/09/2017 - 13:51

    Excelente iniciativa. Parabéns e que continuem ao longo da vossa vida a acreditar que é mesmo possível agir para tornar o mundo um pouco melhor.

  • Anonymous

    22/09/2017 - 19:20

  • Domingos Amorim

    22/09/2017 - 15:18

  • Tiago Cipriano Pires

    21/09/2017 - 16:42

  • Rui Verga

    21/09/2017 - 14:07

  • Carolina Pinho Casqueira

    18/09/2017 - 16:44

    Muitos parabéns pela iniciativa!!

  • Anonymous

    18/09/2017 - 10:07