40 days ago I launched this Campaign to raise US$25,000 to build a school in Laos. I gave myself 12 months to raise $25,000. It's been 40 days, and the campaign has raised over $21,000. We're just $3,625 short of building a school!
BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE SUPPORTERS, ESPECIALLY THE ANONYMOUS DONORS FROM TWITTER.
The campaign has gone so well that Pencils of Promise have asked if I will partner with them for their holiday special - Season of Promise - where they are committing to build 30 schools over the holiday period.
I am offering to go to local schools to teach website design, graphic design, social media marketing - all the tactics that have worked for me in driving donations over the December school holidays.
I think that asking a child "if he's willing to give up his Christmas presents so that a less fortunate child can have a pencil" is a good way to educate them about children that don't have schools to go to and can't read or write. It's also a good test of character and a great way to teach empathy and social responsibility.
If anyone is interested in being a part of the 'Season of Promise' campaign, please get in touch!
Thanks again for your support!
This is a simple blog to track my fundraising activities and to keep family, friends and supporters updated on my progress.