Weʼre raising £2,500 to sponsor the World's second earthquake-resistant school made of recycled plastic blocks
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Thanks for checking out this Sponsor a Block fundraising campaign!
We're a group of women raising funds to rebuild a school destroyed in the 2018 Lombok earthquake:
Alisoun Mackenzie, Jennifer Main, Bonnie Clarke, Heather Ferguson, Vanessa Charlton, Isobel McCardle, Emma Bell, Angela Edwards, Amanda Hamilton, and Jackie Forbes.
By sponsoring blocks, you too can feel you've made a difference to the future of hundreds of young people and their community for years to come.
Why are we building a school in Lombok?
In 2018, more than 500 people were killed, thousands of families were left homeless, and over 400 schools were destroyed when a series of earthquakes struck the Indonesian island of Lombok (a small island east of Bali).
Since then our charity partner, Classroom of Hope has been helping the island recover by building new schools. But thousands of children are still out of school because Lombok has had little overseas humanitarian aid.
Turning plastic waste into a valuable resource with recycled plastic blocks
Classroom of Hope has been commissioned to oversee the project rebuilding these schools. Rather than using traditional materials, they've come up with a solution that tackles the huge problem Indonesia faces with plastic pollution and will provide local jobs for decades to come.
By turning plastic waste into a valuable resource they are building the first schools in the World built using recycled plastic blocks (like large lego bricks as in the picture above). These enable each classroom to be built in only a few hours. Whole schools can be built in only a few days. And once the blocks are manufactured in Indonesia (hopefully from early 2022), costs will come down significantly.
We are sponsoring the second school in the world built using this technology.
How much does the school cost?
The cost of our school is £28,000. We've raised £25,500 so far for the main structure. This campaign will help us bridge the gap so we can finish it off.
All funds raised through this fundraising campaign (less exchange rates and bank charges) will go directly towards building the school Lombok and other projects run by Classroom of Hope. Each of us will be funding the cost of our trip to Lombok ourselves.
You can find out more about the school itself <HERE >.
How does Sponsor a Block work?
Each block costs £3.
You can sponsor as few or many blocks as you want–personally or through your business.
They also make the perfect gift–for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Christmas, or to say thank you.
Who do you know you could give these to?
Personal Gift Certificates
If you sponsor ten or more blocks (a donation of £30+) as a gift for someone, we're happy to send you a Gift Certificate or Gratitude Certificate you can give to them.
Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your name, email address, date and amount of the donation, and the name of the person you'd like to appear on the gift certificate.
Please help us help young people and a whole community for generations to come by giving whatever you can to our fundraising campaign.
Thanks for your support, it means a lot!
Alisoun, Jen, Bonnie, Heather, Vanessa, Isobel, Emma, Angela, Amanda, and Jackie x
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