Deeper Missions, a Virginia-based 501(c)3 nonprofit, is proud to offer the “Jumpstart Post-Ebola Life at This School for the Deaf” project on IndiegogoBO, SOUTHERN PROVINCE, SIERRA LEONE - (EINPresswire via NewMediaWire) - August 18, 2015 - The Ebert Kakua School on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's second largest city is the only government-certified school for the deaf outside Freetown. In a country wracked with poverty (and recently rocked by the Ebola outbreak), the disabled were particularly hard hit. But while schools were closed due to the outbreak, the Ebert Kakua school leadership were not idle. Using their own funds as well as grants from German and Spanish NGOs, the staff has expanded the campus to include a dormitory and community hall.
“Attendance, learning and health improves for the deaf students by living at the school,” explains Derek Reinhard, the Indiegogo project sponsor and Executive Director of Deeper Missions, “Students are guaranteed regular meals in a safe, caring and academically empowering environment.” With schools reopening in Sierra Leone, the Ebert Kakua school needs to furnish its dorm and classrooms for returning students, especially the first-ever resident students. Mr. Reinhard continues, “I've been supporting and visiting the school for over 6 years now and I am constantly amazed by the work being done and the lives transformed even in the most trying economic environments.”
This campaign helps keep the school on an exciting trajectory of growth and success for the students by filling the dorm with needed furniture, feeding the students and hiring caring "aunties" for the next school year and expanding the school's solar energy into lighting for the dormitory.
For those acquainted with how Indiegogo works for commercial fund raising (all-or-nothing collection of pledges), this project is different. All donations to nonprofit projects are awarded, even if the goal isn't entirely met--this is one more reason to participate and share this Indiegogo project with others.
With about 3 weeks left in this campaign, your support is urgently needed! Please consider getting involved, at whatever level you can, and help this project get fully funded!
Donations of any amount are welcome and remember: the campaign ends September 12th! There are also other ways you can help. Please take some time to share this campaign with your social networks and encourage your colleagues and family to donate and share.
For more information, contact us from the project site at www.HopeForKakua.org