The 21-day challenge
At the moment there is much suffering in the world and all eyes are turned east towards
Yet there are other places of need and suffering. Places that don’t get in the news, or get forgotten as soon as the next media story comes up.
For these smaller, less “famous” places I’d like to set up a challenge. How much goodwill can be generated in 21 days?
The challenge will begin June 1st and last for exactly 3 weeks.
If you know of a small project that you could contribute to, then feel free to generate money, goods or any other kind of support for this project.
However, this challenge is being made with a particular project in mind.
The English Teachers Association of Switzerland (ETAS) is currently supporting the
For Swiss teachers and any others willing to join in, here is what you can do:
Primary schools – start a collection of school materials (they need everything!). What can be found around the homes of the kids in the school? What are neighbours willing to donate?
The class can then write a letter to the school and say something about themselves and their work.
Remember that materials should be in good condition, especially considering that getting the materials down is very expensive and so shouldn’t have to land in the garbage.
Business classes –If you are working in a company, the learners can present the case to the person(s) in charge and make a suggestion for a possible donation (a good one is to pay for part of the shipping!) Again, include a letter to the school, giving them your support.
Adult classes – You could write letters to different firms requesting donations with a description of the project and what is needed.
Send us your statements in a form of a comment to this post and how much you hope to achieve, and these will be added to the Matopo primary school blog and followed by the etasblog.
Please let us know if you are willing to take the 21 day challenge!
Illya and Cindy