Big News .......in 2014 we became an official non profit organization! We joined the International Women’s Democracy Center (IWDC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with more than 15 years’experience developing and administering international projects and now can provide Tax ID information! http://iwdc.org/
We got our first large donation from a foundation! Now we are well on the way to buying the land for a school for these children. Billa has friends like me in the UK, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands all trying to help! It is a small world after all.
|Now all of these children come to his center every day. Here they are |
standing on the land where he plans to build a school.
|Billa started teaching 5 kids under|
this Mango tree in 1995.
Also in 2014, I traveled to Kenya and visited the Mogra orphanage and school, I was so impressed with them that I have added them to our network of worthy causes to help.
We sent a motor scooter to Future Leaders UCC in Teshie, Ghana.
We sent pencils to the young children at Mogra Star Academy the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya.
and a computer to for the students at Mogra Star Academy,
|Here women learn a trade for free and are required to pass it and empower other women in their community.|
What started as one phone call to rescue textbooks from the recycle bin at a local elementary school grew and grew until my garage was packed full of donations bound for Africa. One schools trash is another schools treasure.
|My neighbor Tom Smith loaned his truck.|
During the summer our network of volunteers grew into a team of angels collecting donations.
|Retired school teacher Marge Buzelli found school supplies.|
|Oakton teens helped sort through clothes.|
|Gail bought school supplies and sewing notions.|
If you would like to donate for a 2014 tax deduction, here is the paypal link or send a check to Painting Brighter Futures- IWDC at 3113 Fox Mill Rd, Oakton, Va 22124