Thinking caps on at the ready! Which organisations could help with funding?

Status: Finished

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Welcome all to our newest action and the one we've all been waiting for!

So, what can you do to get involved? Simple! Put on the thinking caps, fire up your search engines, and begin the research! :-D On a serious note, we need to find organisations, worldwide, that could potentially fund / sponsor our school. At this stage, and during this action all we're going to be looking at is finding the organisations - we'll be approaching them in a future action, so don't get funding happy too soon! ;-)

Chrissie :-)

I will give the Ikobo thing a try, but please give me a few days as my kids have concerts all weekend long (and I am the taxi and servant!), and my desk is just a huge pile of papers that I have printed off which I can't see because my light broke! So I need to get the weekend over with, and get a new light.
I will give it a go by be mid week. Is that OK? Jonathan, just wait for the HELP message if I have a problem with it.
Cheers
Lynley

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Hi Lynley

This is fantastic news indeed with regards to Oxfam. Now, we just need to finish the BP and produce the funding proposal and we'll be in a postion to submit to them. Out of curio, Lynley, do they have funding rounds or do they accept applications throughout the year?

Keep up the good work people! This is evidence that our hard work is beginning to pay off - I can almost smell our school it's so close! :-D

Chrissie :-)

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Hi Chrissie,

It appears that they consider funding at any time. Of course, the delay in response might depend on the month you submit! But they don't indicate funding rounds or give much idea of the issues they want addressed.

I would say that Matopeni would fit the criteria of Oxfam fairly and squarely though!

cheers
Lynley

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Great news, everyone! iKobo has decided that I am a real person! :-D

Stephen... you should have your money already! Can you confirm the receipt of $15?

As for the wonderful Lynley, thank you for offering to cover me so gallantly... :-) now you can invest your $$$ in a lamp to illuminate your work! :-D

Great job with Oxfam, too!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Manuel

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Hi guys!

I just wandered in for a look... but cannot stay... and I see you already have Kiliba's database - I am a neighbour of theirs. That one really is spreading round Africa, I have posted it to several villages and so have others, which is not a problem as we are happy to share - if you are bothered about using it ask Eric the facilitator but I can't see any problems!

I have to tell you that we have not been very successful with it but thats not to say that you won't be - maybe orgs have different priorities in different countries... so maybe someone who said no to a school in Congo will say yes to one in Kenya!

The best sheets are probably the Primary one, which contains a big list of organisations. Although focused on orgs that work in Congo, many of them work in other countries as well.

The Site List page may also be good as it contains links to sites that list lots of potential sources of funding... we haven't been through them all yet as it takes a while to do!

Is it OK if we (Kiliba) try some of your organsations in return, assuming of course that any of them actually support projects in Congo?

Mary

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Dear Manuel and all Neighbours,
Thank you for sending us $15.I can now confirm after recieving E-mail informing to have recieved money from you. Will you mind if i use your money to buy more text books for our school?please advice.Otherwise i would wish to use any donation i get to equip our school with enough learning material before the year 2007 starts.

Mary,
Welcome to Matopeni village we would like to have you on bord, dont just come in for a look come and be with us.
warm regards,
Stephen

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Dear Jonathan,
Finally ihave managed to buy Text books as i had said earlier using the money you send.Books ibought are (Macmillan) Standand 2 science, K.I.E Primary science std 2 and social study std 4 all in the ministry of education sylaburs.see The attached picture and the reciept.
Stephen

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Attached is the book reciept
Stephen

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And with the Emma Peel Postulate there could be three points, enough to make a plane... And, the prospects of a second moment of area.

N.B.

Thanks, Stephen. Tell Alex, you know what is cool? To be watching on television the launch of a shuttle.

"There is ignition. Tremendous thrust from the end of the first stage. And the whole vehicle stands there, it has not yet lifted off. Why?"

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Hi Mary and thanks for dropping by! :-) I know you're ultra busy with loads of villages, so I appreciate you popping your head round the door :D

Feel free to use any orgs we find for Kiliba - there are enough funds to go around! The lovely jonathan put in your database - hope this is ok :D

Manny - glad to see you are officially real! :lol:

Stephen - at last - we have some books! I'm going to start contacting book aid places soon to see what we can get. Could you point us in the direction of the kenyan syllabus? I'll google it as well, see what i can come up with.

Chrissie :-)

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Hi Stephen - try this link:

http://www.knls.or.ke/bookaid.htm

Only Kenyans can apply so only you can fill in the application (scroll down to the bottom of the page!) Hopefully this might yield a few more books before the new year.

Let us know what happens!

Chrissie :-)

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Facilitator C:

I for one am ready to take up a collection, in the spirit of the Holidays, to send Manuel some undershorts imprinted with the caption: 100% Perez

Sincerely,

Ralph Lauren

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Dear chrissie,
Better a half abread than none.My sincere gratitutes goes to our Neighbours for the fatastic work they are doing for our village.Am wishing to get enough text books before thye start of 2007.Otherwise i have aplied for books on the link you have just posted.Ithink this will help.
Stephen

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You can create such goodies at Cafe press ;-)

cheers
Ben

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I have mentioned Bookcrossing before, and understand there are villages that already recieved ther first books. Maybe it's worth a try to get your message out on Bookcrossing

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