Friday, 14 October 2011

Let's Get Started

So this blog will be a place for the four of us, (Chelsea, Jayne, Melanie and Sarah) to record, as well as spread the word about, our plan to go to Ulamba, Kenya. We will be doing some intense fundraising over the next seven months. The girls who went to Ulamba two years ago were able to raise $10,000. We would like to do the same. With the help of our family, friends, school and community (and a lot of hard work) we can definitely make this happen.

Over the next few weeks we will be writing midterms, handing in papers and video assignments, while simultaneously planning our first fundraising event. It will most likely be a bake sale at the University of Victoria. We will be getting together this weekend to discuss logistics, and to talk about just how excited we all are. If anyone would like to contact us with questions, or with great fundraising ideas, or just to share stories of their own fundraising or trips to Africa, please feel free to leave a comment on our blog. If you leave your email we will be glad to write back to you.

We have had our first donation, and would like to thank Jill Britton from Camosun College. Jayne, Melanie  and I (Chelsea) had the pleasure of being in Jill's math class at Camosun last year. She has kindly donated a box of kite kits as well as sponge painting materials. We will be able to use these materials to teach math through art to our future students in Ulamba. Thank you very much Jill!