Thanks for checking out my fundraising page!
I’m so excited to be raising funds to build my 2nd school in Asia. Last year I led a team that raised the money to build a school in Cambodia. Together we then went out to Cambodia to the opening ceremony of that school–wow that’s a day I’ll remember with pride for the rest of my life!
While there I realised, I’m hooked on helping build schools for children affected by war or natural disasters. Particularly when I do this with other like-minded people.
This time I’m leading a team of adventurous compassionate women who will help raise the funds to build a school on Lombok, hence the purpose of this fundraising page.
Why build schools?
Imagine how your life or the lives of your children would be different today if you never went to school...
I believe that a good education is critical to tackling many of the world's problems including poverty, conflicts, and terrorism. Yet too many children around the world don't have access to it.
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, Classroom of Hope (the main charity I partnered with to build the school in Cambodia) has been helping Lombok recover by building new schools. But thousands of children are still out of school because there’s been little overseas aide. There is also a huge problem with rubbish in Indonesia.
I’m particularly 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’ll 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 to build a bigger school or provide more resources. You can see how well we’re doing as a team HERE.
What happens to the money I donate?
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.
Please donate whatever feels right, to help us rebuild a school, community and island devastated by earthquakes and neglected by the world.
Donations are in pound 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!