Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Spirit Of Holiday Giving Reaches Tech For Africa

On December 15, 2010
          The Technology For Africa Team arrived at Laurel Hill Elementary in Mount Pleasant to encounter classrooms of ecstatic children who were eager to hand over the 159 academic care packages they put together. The one gallon zip lock bags were stuffed to the brim with a seemingly endless supply of school supplies, books, toys and other childhood goodies. Many of the kids jumped at the chance to point out their knowledge of Cameroon's place on the map, as well as sharing many of their family connections to Africa. Every room visited, the TFA team was met head on by the purest and most sincere form of generosity and compassion my the children of tomorrow's future. The deepest thanks to the teachers, parents, and students at Laurel Hill for all of their help!

          In addition to Laurel Hill's donations, we received College of Charleston jerseys and 20 soccer balls to bring with our many supplies to Cameroon!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Technology For Africa Tee Shirts

          Embarking student, Courtney Marous along with the help of local Charleston Art Institute student, Ankit Patel, have created this years Technology For Africa shirts. All proceeds will be going towards purchasing two of the laptops that she is individually responsible for funding. With an awesome design and made of 100% cotton, it is a great way to support the project and really spread the word!


Additional donations would be infinitely appreciated!

Possibilities Without Borders Silent Auction and Gala Event

On November 13, 2010
          Technology For Africa teamed up with the CofC affiliated organization Possibilities Without Borders to throw their third annual Silent Auction and Gala event. Over 110 globally minded citizens entered the impressively decorated Beatty Business center dressed to the tens and ready to bid on some items! With great drinks, live entertainment by an African dance team, and a delicious array of cheeses and appetizers, the guest mingled and placed their bids on the many items that were offered. Auction items ranged from a luxurious cruise for eight in Turkey, a large selection of boutique wines from Italy and France, golf and spa packages, jewelry, paintings, and much more!
          The night progressed with wonderful success thanks to everyone who helped organize the event and to all of those who came out to support the event! We ended the night over $5,400 closer to our goal! infinite gratitude goes out to everyone who helped!

Photos Courtesy of Anna Matthews:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tech For Africa Teaming Up With Laurel Hill

October 27, 2011
          Technology For Africa II will be teaming up with the elementary school, Laurel Hill, located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina with hopes of connecting young students from all over the globe. Laurel Hill and it's bright inhabitants have agreed to donate and assemble school supplies into personal customized packages including letters, drawings and other mementos with the intentions of building global awareness and heartfelt connections between the youth of Cameroon and the United States. The packages will travel with the TFA group when they head to Cameroon in the Spring and given to each of the 150 students in the small countryside elementary. In response, we are planning on bringing those favors full circle and having each of the receiving students prepare a returning package with personalized notes and letters to further the communication and establish bonds that normally would not form, bringing us one step closer to the peace, understanding and compassion that this earth has been searching for.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tech For Africa Night At Mellow Mushroom!

Wednesday: October 27, 2010
         Thank you to everyone who came out to Mellow Mushroom to support our project and eat, drink, and enjoy the funky tunes of the local band Honey Delune! Over 100 people came out to contribute to the cause and thanks to everyone we raised over $400 from a portion of Mellow Mushroom's evening proceeds!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bake Sale #2

October 21, 2010
         Another successful bake sale on a beautiful sunny day! Thank you to everyone who baked and came by Cougar Mall to buy goodies and support the project, we brought in over $70.00 to our cause. A special thanks to Carolyn and Grace for their upbeat entertainment! Another dent in the money we have to penny at a time!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bake Sale #1

Monday: October 4, 2010
          Kicking off our fundraising season, along with the help of fellow students, we tackled the College of Charleston campus with the high hopes, empty pockets and the best baked goods in town! We finished off the day with a jarful of donations, over $130.00 in dessert sales, and the first buzz of the project spreading throughout campus. Thank you so much to everyone who baked goodies to sell and everyone who came out to show their support! It was a small start, but every penny counts throughout this long and exciting journey.