Projects - Written by Ulrike on Thursday, December 25, 2008 18:45 - 5 Comments
WE is supporting Benin, West Africa
The father of my son Tim was born in Benin. He died in 1999. We still have family there. Benin is one of the poorest countries in the world. These are the reasons WE’ve picked Benin as THE country for us to help personally. WE is not a foundation, it is a group of people, volunteers who want to help. We give our time and energy to get the whole thing started. On trust WE build.
The BENIN project is a WE-project for which the names of those who are involved stand.
WE will stay there for 2 weeks and teach children how to use the computer. WE will start out at the SOS children villages in Benin and hopefully we can bring help even in more rural areas. WE are trying to make as many contacts as possible in order to set a base for future projects in cooperation with nabuur.com .
WE decided NOT to send money because WE think the main problem is the lack of knowledge. Amongst other things, WE are trying to help them with knowledge transfer – getting the info, educate themselves, finding trainings etc. WE cannot do this all by ourselves. WE do need your help as well. Here is how you can help us:
- WE need computers (laptops) for the kids. They don’t need to be new ones, they take everything they can get! If you are just renewing your equipment in your company, WE’ll take the old ones! You can also sponsor OLPC laptops, buy one get one free!
- WE need round about 5.000 Euro in cash for travels (ca. 4.000 Euro) and shipping (ca. 1.000). WE will make every EURO we spent transparent. You can donate right here!
Rountrip: FRA-Cotonou-FRA with Air France is about 820 Euro per person. Vaccination, Visa and all the other little stuff which is needed WE will pay by ourselves!
If you want to help or get involved please feel free to contact me, Ulrike, by mail: we@we-magazine
WE are planning to produce videos and WE will report as often as possible from Benin – as far as power and cable allows us to do.
Our status today:
5 laptops, 2 cellphones and 2350 Euro cash