America's Giving Challenge

Sharing Foundation's English and Literacy projects on Global Giving

Bloggers Campaign






What?

The America's Giving Challenge will award $50,000 to the project that gets the most unique donors. I can't do this alone and that's why I'm asking my blogger friends to join me and in helping to raise money to help the many children who are touched by the Sharing Foundation's programs. Michele Martin has graciously agreed to lead the charge and created this widget (Thanks Michele) Join my other blogging friends who blogging about the Sharing Foundation during the America's Giving Challenge. Even if your readers donate the minimum amount, $10, it will go a long way in Cambodia.

Why?

Literacy is key to education and jobs for poor children. It's a route out of poverty. One of the The Sharing Foundation’s programs is its Khmer literacy school. It helps farm children learn their native alphabet and numbers well enough to attend elementary school. The Sharing Foundation's English Language Program offers village students, ages 8-18, the opportunity to learn English, allowing them to obtain jobs in tourism and word processing. These students are so dedicated that some meet on their own to study on weekends. The literacy school runs three sessions a day for 130 children of Roteang village’s poorest families. Ten bilingual Cambodian college graduates teach English to 500 students in 19 sections offered daily after school hours at the village school.

How to Participate

  1. Volunteer to write at least one blog between today and January 31, 2008 about this and ask your readers to contribute the minimum amount. I'd love it if you could write more than one post, but I know that this is a volunteer effort.
  2. Put the widget on your blog on the side bar (it is easy to cut and paste)
  3. Consider donating $10 to campaign!
  4. Feel free to use any of photos or content for your posts.
  5. I will write regular summaries of your post from my blog linking out to you. As an added benefit, you might attract new readers to your blog.
  6. We'll all feel great if we can demonstrate the generosity and power of the social web.