This week, in celebration of #GivingTuesday, a dear partner who has been volunteering with us for a long time has initiated a fundraising campaign to finish the work we started this summer.
Over the past year, some amazing things have happened at Dr. Ámbékdar School. We received a grant through the University of Chicago International House Davis Projects for Peace program to build a community space that empowers our students through sport. We found a wonderful partner in CultureActive Association with whom we were able to brainstorm and collaborate on how to make these small and sometimes huge dreams a reality. Over the summer, we worked very hard to renovate the garages behind the school dormitory to turn them into fitness rooms and a music room. What’s more, there is a beautiful new paved area behind the dormitory where students can now play ping-pong, basketball and badminton. In the meantime, the backyard has also been beautified!
Although we have achieved a lot in a short period of time, we have really only had the opportunity to lay the foundations and build potential. We still have work to do, work to do, work to do. If you can, please support this fundraiser so we can finish what we started. With your donations, we can complete the conversion of the former garages into a fitness center with boxing or dance classes, weight machines and indoor bikes, as well as a soundproof music room for our students to develop their musical talents or learn a new instrument.