"Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies."
- Martin Luther King Jr. (1967)
This has been one busy year and it wouldn't have been possible with out our dedicated donors. A BIG thank you goes out to all those that have shown TVL support over the years.
This year goes down as our most successful year to date! We made great strides towards achieving our goals with TVL Golu; to reduce poverty by empowering and facilitating economic development and sustainability through a community resource center that will provide entrepreneur mentorship, access to literacy, education and vocational programs.
It is important to remember that we can't do this alone. We rely on support from people like you to help us build sustainable communities in underserved regions together.
Last year we told you about our plan to expand the digital library, offer on-going digital literacy courses, and build a foundation towards a sustainable center and community. Below is a short update on some of the programs TVL completed during 2016. Look how far we've come!
Rural Internet Installation
Create jobs; Enhance opportunities for learning; Expand the center's service offering; Create viable revenue channels; and Provide the community with better communication with people across the globe and in their own country. Having the internet is just a first step in economic sustainability for TVL Golu. We have a lot more work ahead of us but we're up for the challenge!
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In the next phase of TVL Golu, we will:
- Hire and train local residents to run the center; and
- Establish viable revenue channels that will support the cost of the center programs and operations without outside support for years to come.
Expanded Educational Resources
We have expanded our educational resources with Rumie tablets and laptops. We are proud to say that we were able to purchase the laptops in Sierra Leone, which means we were supporting a local young entrepreneur. These devices will provide educational materials and also be used to teach digital literacy and coding classes. Some will be accessible to paying customers who want access to the internet.
Rural Girls Coding Course
Rural girls get the chance to learn the basics of coding. Read what more about our future plan's for our coding program HERE.
Children's Club: Early Childhood Education and Development
The first early childhood education class of it's kind. Learn more HERE.
Increased educational resources at 6 new schools. Learn more about our partnership with ALP HERE.
We hope you are feeling inspired by the work we've been able to accomplish in such a short period of time. All donations can be made either through our DONATION PAGE or through our current Facebook Fundraiser Page. Double down on your impact when you give this year! Check with your organization's policy on matching donations.