GMT will be promoting a backpack campaign for the month of October for CrossPointe to be involved in helping children with school supplies in the Ivory Coast.
WHAT IS THE BACK TO SCHOOL INITIATIVE?
The B2S Initiative provides school age children in the Ivory Coast with backpacks and school supplies. It is no secret that the only way to help children out of poverty and to give them a chance at a bright and successful future is through education. With your help, we will provide the means necessary to pursue their dreams.
WHY DO THEY NEED OUR HELP?
Every year there are thousands of children in Ivory Coast, Africa who are unable to go to school simply because they do not have the supplies required to attend. They desperately want to go to school and to get an education. However, they live in a world where their parents have to choose between feeding the family or sending a child to school. Typically, it is only one child who would be chosen to go and more often than not, it is the male child. We intend to change that by providing each child with their own school supplies. http://1040i.org/back-to-school/
For more information, check out our table in the Great Hall and the Student Center Information Pointe throughout the month of October.