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Organization Name: Save Africa@UGA
Chief Officer: Jamie Smoak
Advisor: none
Category: Cultural/International
On-Campus Address: 102U Tate Student Center
Athens, GA 30602
Phone Number: 864-921-3483
Email Address: saveafricauga@gmail.com
Statement of Purpose: The purpose of SaveAfrica@UGA is to provide 30,000L clean water containers to the people of the Taveta and Origiri communities of Kenya. With the help of Dr. Hamisi Mutinida and his organization Wildlife Quest Kenya we will be able to supply one of these containers for only $1200. In order to accomplish our goals we will host a variety of fundraising events that include but are not limited to canning nights, bake sales, selling of merchandise, and game day pie throwing competitions. The success of SaveAfrica@UGA will be determined by these events and every cent we obtain goes toward buying these tanks. We have a clear and attainable goal that when completed we can share a vital resource that many of us take for granted- water!! In addition we will use the valuable time during fundraising to talk with the community and bring awareness of the basic everyday struggles facing African people. Members of SaveAfrica@UGA will have the opportunity to be a part of a much larger picture. Providing water enables communities to thrive and focus in other areas of their society which can therefor improve education, health care, defense, and the charismatic African ecosystem. Without water these communities are forced to stay behind in the race to become healthy developed regions. Members will also be privilege to information concerning possible outside opportunities relating to Africa and its people. We believe that the chance to visit Africa can deeply affect the view of its culture and people therein and the amount of ignorance pertaining to Africa can be reduced.