We need equipment: Donations; $29k to set up a Water Conveyor and give our residents water sovereignty...read our story
The Darklands Foundation is seeking a $29,000 grant for the purchase of equipment for the construction and the first year’s operation of an Emergency Potable Water Delivery system. This grant proposal covers the costs of the water transport equipment and the equipment and construction costs of the first of several remote community water storage reservoirs. It also includes funding to cover the cost of the first year of operation. TDF will also include an internet access point at the reservoir to address the problem of internet access at the remote site. This will allow quicker communication, save time and allow for more trips per day…this reduces the cost of each Liter delivered and so allows for more water via efficiency…
Empowering Woman: Helping indigenous woman find paths to success; empowering mothers and wives to achieve their potential. Women are the backbone of most societies but for indigenous cultures they very much will make the difference between a successful program and one that flounders and does not achieve its potential. The Darkland Foundation reaches out to women empowers them with the knowledge and confidence that if they participate they can affect their surroundings can improve their lives.
The grant provides the water needed to empower woman, make whole communities and allow life to be lived in a more normal manner. Water is indispensable to our daily lives; life is water...empower yourself by donating to this worthy cause.
We need shipping: Used books are bought; we need to send them...read our story
Child Survival Aid Ghana (CSAG) is the foundation that helps children from families of need. They mainly focus on providing them books for their education. Footprints along with books for Africa has been sending shipments of books and a third is ready to leave the United states. Meanwhile the third world foundation through a generous contribution provided a grant. This grant was used to purchase chairs, desks, shelves and materials. It's great to see the children read and nice to see the teachers and mentors with them.
The Third World Foundation grant was for 18,000 Cedi, or $2700.00 USD. This generous gift allowed the CSAG foundation to purchase much needed furniture. Chairs, tables and most importantly bookshelves were purchased. These will allow for more comfortable and compatible learning environments. The children will be able to read in comfort and the learning material can be displayed in a much more attractive and appealing manner. It's great to see that the CSAG foundation is attracting this type of health and we are glad to be a small part of promoting their mission.
You can see in the album the children perusing the books, picking them up and in many instances sharing the stories that they contain. This is a great example of how powerful a book can be. In communities that are not challenged electronic and digital versions of literature have greatly replaced printed bound books. But there's no escaping that in both types of communities you really cannot replace a book. It's something that can be shared. It's something that can survive one reader and be available to another. It's a gift that keeps providing new readers the same entertainment and growth no matter how many times it's been read or how dog eared and worn its cover may be. In fact, reach out and grab the most worn, torn binder on the shelf; it's evidence that inside is a great story.
And then there are our mentors. Teachers, leaders, fathers and mothers. These are the real backbone and inspiration in these situations. It's wonderful to see them interact with the students. It's impossible to think that these images could be so joyous and fruitful without them. We applaud them and appreciate their efforts. We dedicate ourselves to providing them more resources so that they can do their work. We're grateful for any assistance that we can have and look forward to more shipments of books from Books for Africa. Thank you.
We need Computers: Funding to built a 40M pedestrian cable bridge...read our story.
Site Conditions: actual conditions are noted...this community is cut off from public access...when water rises no one can proceed with the daily chores of life... You don't know what you have until you can see it with your own eyes. Footprints was called out to look at the conditions at the site take measurements and collect data.
Organize: Footprint assistance in determining feasibility for a cable footbridge...temporary relief pending formal government action... Our role would be too assist from a technical standpoint and provide calculations and they design for a pedestrian cable footbridge. This footbridge would be a temporary measure which would be needed when water levels are high. In this report you can see children, families even pets needing to cross the bridge when it is completely submerged in water. This is not optimum nor safe.
Consulta Cidaduana: Public assistance by Citizens for Citizens...helping others help themselves...help representing needs to Government agencies... The assistance is needed to help these citizens prepare to meet their government. Many times small communities like this speak with many voices and present many needs. Governments can easily rebuff these types of uncoordinated request for help simply because there isn't anyone solution at hand that can solve their problems. But Consulta Cidaduana helps them organize, condense and help prepare their demands so that they are clear, concise and actionable.
Call to Action: Organize, prepare, educate, motivate...get ready to meet Government agencies and know what to ask for...Consulta Cidaduana does this and more...Footprint is glad to help wherever it can... The government agencies finally came and when they did the community was ready to receive them. It's new what they needed, what they wanted and were able to articulate that to the agencies clearly, succinctly and with success.
We need supplies: Books for kids and sanitary health supplies for girls...read our story.
Reproductive Health; boys and girls need early, effective, honest, complete facts and educations in these matters...the earlier and more complete the better able they will be to meet life's challenges, stay child free until able and educate themselves for success...
Remote Libraries: Bringing books to where the students learn...isolated children don't read and if they cant they don't learn and when they do they will not have as much success in life...HSD attempts to meet these needs and more...
HSD: Humanity Sustaining Development...without our common efforts nothing can be sustained...humanity must act to save itself and that starts with our children...give...help HSD succeed...if they do, we all benefit...
Books for Africa can ship one book from the USA to Africa for $1.50; that is very economical...giving up one cappuccino can purchase, pack and ship 4 books to kids that need it...invest today...
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