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From African Genesis Institute: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/please-help-our-students-visit-the-motherland–4#/
We need your help in sending a group of inner city youth to Egypt this summer. The cost of the trip is $253,000. Our students have raised $244,000 thus far.but We need your help to raise the remaining $9,000 by July 25th.
African Genesis Institute (www.africangenesis2.org) is a Philadelphia based, 501c-3 “school without walls” that produces a 24-month study program for Black and Latino youth between the ages of 7 and 14. Our motto is “it is better to build a child than repair an adult”.
During the 24 month program, the students:
- Attend 10 classes at the African American Museum of Philadelphia,
- Complete 24 reading and writing assignments from an African history curriculum designed by Dr Edward Robinson, Jabari Osaze and Chike Akua
- Make oral presentations
- Travel on 5 field trips in the United States and Canada to sites that are relevant to the history of our people in both countries and
- Participate in 3 fundraising drives
Once they successfully complete the program, their graduation reward is a free 10-day, life altering trip to Egypt where they can see with their own eyes what they have been learning about for the past 2 years.
What We Need & What You Get
For your generous donation, you will help us take the students to Egypt. They will return primed for future leadership in our communities. You will also receive the amazing gifts listed on this site.
The results have been impressive:
- Since inception, we have taken over 3000 students to the African continent
- There has been an increase in academic performance, scores on standardized tests and respect for elders
- There has been a dramatic decrease in absenteeism, lateness and incidences of disruptive behavior
- 97.2 % of our graduates attend college, many on 4-year fully paid scholarships
Risks & Challenges
Without you, this year’s trip is in jeopardy! Don’t let the students diligent work go unrewarded!
Other Ways You Can Help
Unable to make a donation in the amounts listed? Please go to our website (www.africangenesis2.org) and make a donation in any amount that you are able. Please share this page and the mission of the African Genesis Institute with you friends and follow us on Facebook.