Build On- Eliza
Build On is a non-profit organization that works to break the cycle of poverty, low expectations, and illiteracy through service and education. One of the biggest things they do is build schools in small villages of developing nations. Read More
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About the campaign
While in Malawi I stayed with the sweetest host family, that truly took us in as their own daughters, met people that will have a lasting impact on me, and got to take part in the building of a school that will help a variety of people over a long period of time. One of my favorite things about Build On, is that they create a partnership with the village. The village is responsible for workers, the land, and a leadership team of 6 people (3 men and 3 women).
Every single villager signs a contract stating that they will work a certain amount of hours on the school, this insures that they will sending their own kids to this new school, because the villages know how much their village gave up for this school. The contact also states that the school will be available to every student that wishes too. During my time in Malawi I learned a lot. I learned the importance of happiness. Often all you have is happiness, and the people of Malawi understand that.
The people I met have had nearly nothing, but yet were some of the happiest and positive people I've ever met. My experience in Malawi is something I reflect upon nearly everyday, especially when I am having a rough day. Often the reason for my very minor hardship is a first world problem, remembering the people I met on my trip, keeps me in line. While this trip taught me a never ending amount of things. If you are going to donate, please don't donate because of the impact Build On and trek has had on me.
I ask that you donate because of the many lives you have the opportunity to change just by the smallest donation. A number of kids I met wasn't able to continue their education for a number of reasons. Many of the kids I met stopped their education because the school was too far away, the didn't the supplies needs, or even clothes to go to school. Education is the key for many kids to make it out of poverty. I also met a number of students who expressed their hopes of being a teacher, doctor , or to be in the military.
Education is the only way those kids will achieve those dreams. Build On helps all of these kids achieve those dreams. Not only do they provide kids with an education they also provide the community with a stable building that will with stand earthquakes and hurricanes. The building of a school in this village will help many people and will help the village as a whole escape poverty. The fundraising of this school is more than just a school it is an opportunity to change a whole village and its people. If you wish to donate please keep all the reason stated above in mind. Thank you for helping Build On, Bloomington North's Build ON team, and myself achieve our goal!!