Help Us Build a School in Sierra Leone
Improve the rates of literacy in post-war Sierra Leone
Help us build a school for children in Sierra Leone
Celebrate Black History Month with Us!
February is Black History Month, and this year’s theme is “Health and Wellness.” Around the country, people are making commitments to empower and celebrate the achievements of African Americans. I (Mairaj) will run a half marathon (13.1 miles) every day during February, about 370 miles, to raise funds for nonprofits promoting health, education, rights, and community development in African and African American communities. Let's join hands to raise $100,000 towards these projects. Below is one of the projects we intend to support. If you'd like to join me in Running for Change, you can also register here.
Purchase 2022 Black History Month - Believe NFT
For the next 30 days a large portion of proceeds from the sales of this NFT will benefit the Thaakat Foundation. Please support this initiative by making your purchase here.
About 70 percent of the Sierra Leone population still lives below the poverty line. In addition, many children are working instead of attending school and the schools that are open are dilapidated and lack supplies. These reasons, among others, contribute to illiteracy rates and low student attendance rates in the country. Though education in Sierra Leone has improved since the end of the civil war, there are problems to be resolved and we want to be a part of the solution!
In 2014, we set out to help rural communities in the ways they needed us most. We've built 2 health campuses in some of the most impoverished parts of the country and just stood up our first six-classroom school last year.
It will cost $40,000 for us to build a school facility from the ground up. The school would be modeled after a recent school facility we just put up in 2021. Complete with six classrooms, bathrooms, a playground and solar panels to power the school with lights and electricity.
You can also make a contribution via Quickpay/ Zelle with note "Sierra Leone": [email protected]
Thanks to the kindness of our donors we've now contributed over 2 million dollars since our establishment towards our global healthcare and education initiatives and we hope to keep this momentum going. Thank you for your consideration and thoughtfulness towards our cause