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We are a team of adventurous compassionate women who have come together to raise funds to build a school in Lombok.
Our team leader, Alisoun Mackenzie started on this quest when she told a friend she wanted to build a in Cambodia, through a charity called Classroom of Hope. At that time she had no idea how it would happen but within only a few weeks an incredible group of people had offered to help raise the money. Together they raised over £40,000 and thanks to the Acts of Kindness Collective (who stepped in as a funding partner) they built a school in Cambodia in 2019. After attending the official opening of the school in Cambodia in January 2020, Alisoun knew she wanted to build more.
Why are we building a school?
Most of us are travellers who have seen first-hand how eager young children in third world countries would love to get the opportunity to go school. They know education is the best way to improve their lives and break free from poverty. Yet many live in places where there is no school to go to.
They don’t have much, but they do have HOPE.
Hope that one day they will go to school...
Hope that through their education they will be able to create a better life for themselves, their families and their community...
Hope that often results in unrealised dreams–just because they were born in a country where schools are not yet available.
Imagine how different your life would be if you'd had no education. Or if there were no schools for your children to go to...
Why are we building a school in Lombok (a small island east of Bali)?
In 2018, more than 500 people were killed, thousands of families where left homeless and over 400 schools were destroyed when a series of earthquakes struck the Indonesian island of Lombok.
Since then our charity partner, Classroom of Hope has been helping the island recover by building new schools. But thousands of children are still out of school because Lombok has had little overseas aide to help them rebuilt. There is also a huge problem with rubbish in Indonesia.
We're excited to be partnering with Classroom of Hope again as they’ve found a solution that tackles both problems: the lack of child-friendly schools and too much rubbish.
Together we will be building one of the first earthquake resistant schools in Lombok made with re-cycled plastic bricks. Yes that’s right, schools that will last longer than conventional schools, will help clean up the environment and create jobs too. How cool is that?
How much does the school cost?
Approximately £25,000 will build a three-classroom school made of re-cycled plastic bricks, although we’d love to raise more so provide more resources. All funds raised through this fundraising campaign (less exchange rates and bank charges) will go directly towards building the school Lombok and other projects run by Classroom of Hope. Each of us will be funding the cost of our trip to Lombok ourselves.
Who is building the school?
The school is built through a charity called Classroom of Hope who are experts in building schools in Asia, working in partnership with the Lombok authorities and communities. Local contractors will be used to actually build the school.
We appreciate your support!
Please help us help a whole community of young people for generations to come by giving whatever you can to our fundraising campaign.
Donations are in sterling.
If you live outside the UK, £10 = US$13 = €11 (approximate values as at February 2020).
Thanks for your support, it means a lot!
Alisoun & Friends x