Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Help the Sigida Keneyali Project Win the International Youth In Volunteerism Challenge

Last month I posted an e-interview with Caitlin Cohen, the US coordinator and co-founder of the Sigida Keneyali Project, a community-run clinic in Sikoro for 28,000 people. It is a project of the start-up NGO, Mali Health Organizing Project.

Caitlin is part of the International Youth In Volunteerism Summit, a conference for youth activism around the globe. As part of the conference, the Sigida Keneyali Project was given an opportunity to participate in the IYVS Project Challenge on the Global Giving site.

There are 13 amazing competitors that you can view here. If the Sigida Keneyali Project can be among the top two in terms of donations, they will get the opportunity to be permanently on the Global Giving web site, and get additional funding and consulting from the IYVS.

You can give any amount, but $12 purchases 2 public trash containers, $18 provides mosquito nets and treatment for six families, and $45 purchases consultations, vaccinations and birth record books.

For your donation to qualify as part of the Challenge, you must give before March 21, 2007.

Here is the link, if you want to spread the word: http://www.globalgiving.com/pr/1700/proj1666e.html

Photo of "Woman with Green Door Sikoro" provided by Caitlin Cohen.

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