For the last 12 of years, the Abington High School chapter of buildOn has helped build over 5 schools in developing countries such as Nicaragua and Mali. Through local service projects, the buildOn students learn what difference they can make in our community while raising money to build schools in remote villages abroad. These schools can have a great impact on the village?allowing girls to receive an education, lifting literacy rates, and driving economic development?just like these students have an impact on the Philadelphia region, with most members volunteering over 150 hours of service hours each year. Each year, one or two students from Abington earn the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua, Mali or Haiti for two weeks to assist in the building of one of these schools. These ?Treks for Knowledge? can be life changing for students. The students are invited to stay in the homes of the villagers, providing them with a true immersion experience.
The Abington Chapter of buildOn set an ambitious goal?to raise enough money to fund building over half of a school in Nicaragua. They have already raised $10,500, and I want to help them raise more.
Since the Abington Chapter of buildOn has stepped up to fund half of a school, buildOn has agreed to send nine students to help build the school they have fundraised to create. These students will pack their bags and head off to Nicaragua for two weeks this summer to see their hard work come to fruition one cinder block at a time.
Since 1991, buildOn has helped rural communities build 383 schools, providing more than 57,000 children and adults in nine developing countries with better access to education daily. Help me build a school in rural Nicaragua.
Thanks for the #FF shoutout!