I have a very exciting announcement. For the last few months, my counterpart, my school, and my community and I have been working together on a project that has reached a stage where we need your help.

Our overall goal is to create and promote a culture of leadership and civic engagement throughout our school.

Part one:

To encourage that leadership, we are planning, coordinating, and hosting a Project Design and Management (PDM) and Leadership seminar for the students in the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh grades. By the end of the seminar, these students will have created an actual project idea to implement within their community.

Part two:

To give these students better access to the resources they will need for civic engagement and volunteerism, we would like to purchase school sets of textbooks for the grades that will be invited to our seminar.

The current textbooks leave a lot to be desired. They’re outdated and don’t come with the exercises and activities that will help our students learn more communicative English. Communicative English is required in today’s day and age to seek out resources and speak with people worldwide.

This would guarantee all students have access to high-quality, communicative textbooks, because it is up to the parents decide if they want to purchase these textbooks for their students. In the classes that have chosen the better books, some students don’t have them and are left behind.

This is cool! Why are you telling me about it?

Our community is invested in the success of the project. The village administration will be donating 19,500 UAH to the cost of our project and our school will be providing the space and other resources needed to execute the project design and management workshop at our school.

The total cost of our project is $4,414.15.

The community has provided (through the cash donation and through the donation of space and resources) $1,598.30. This grant only requires the community to donate 25%, but they have gone above and beyond.

Through a generous grant, we will have funds donated through Peace Corps, but I need to raise 30% of the cost of the project. Any amount towards our goal is incredibly helpful. You would be contributing towards an incredible community project and one of the most important things I’ve done in my life time. Check out the link below to learn more and donate.


Please reach out to me if you have any questions. Thanks for following me journey!



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