For information on how you can donate school and clinic supplies for our schools in Africa, click here!
Tonight, Peter from our Board of Directors and several of our FGCU volunteers got together and packaged up over 800 pounds of supplies for our schools in Equatorial Guinea! The items include soccer outfits for the school, clothes for the teachers, healthcare supplies for the clinic, and hundreds of pounds of school supplies, will be sent using donated shipping to Luba in Equatorial Guinea, and then driven by volunteers to the Moka Village!
For information on how you can donate supplies, click here!
Do you have school or healthcare supplies you'd like to donate? Drop them off at the College of Health Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University! The collection boxes are located in "Ben Hill Griffin 224"! Thanks to the FGCU Ladybug Club for making this happen!
We are excited to announce that our Equatoguinean study abroad student, who was able to study English in America this summer because of The Ladybug Project Inc., has been accepted into an intensive English program at the University of West Florida!
Congratulations Nguere! We are proud of your progress and excited for your future success!
Last week, Deme one of our volunteers, visited our project sites in Equatorial Guinea! As part of our ongoing effort to provide only sustainable and necessary aid, we work with on-the-ground volunteers to complete at least one visit per year to each of our project sites. During these trips, we assess the impacts of our aid and work with the local community to improve our giving.
Will you be traveling to Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, or Madagascar? Serve as a trained Ladybug Project Site Assessment volunteer! Email Kim Reuter, Director, for more information (email@example.com)!
We have just sent another box of school supplies to our schools in Moka, Equaotorial Guinea! Composed entirely of donations, from a variety of donors, the supplies include notebooks, business clothing for the teachers, and even some arts and crafts materials. With this latest supply shipment, we have now sent 766 pounds of supplies to Equatorial Guinea in less than one year!
Interested in donating used and new supplies? Check out this page.
For more information on how you can help, email our Executive Director, Kim Reuter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out today's Naples Daily News Community section, which features a full page spread (and three color pictures!) about our scholarship student and The Ladybug Project's mission!
To read an online version of the article, please click here!
The Ladybug Project has launched its first annual supply drive to benefit our schools in Equatorial Guinea! Thanks to our exciting partnership with Simply Equal Education, we will be able to ship our school supplies at low-cost to our Central-West African recipients.
Starting today, five schools in Florida and several businesses will be collecting used school supplies from students as they clean out their lockers and prepare for their summer vacations. While it may not seem logical to send a half-used notebook to Africa, the success of this program through other organizations, and the lack of materials in some rural African schools, actually make the program rather ingenious. American half-used supplies being sent to Equatorial Guinea for underprivileged students to use, all at a total cost far below an African teacher's monetary burden of buying overpriced supplies in-country.
If you have supplies you would like to donate (no matter where you are in the world!), you can email us (email@example.com) or (if you happen to be in South Florida), we can organize a donation pick up free of charge. Supplies will then be repackaged and sent on a mid-July shipment to Equatorial Guinea.
So far we've accepted supplies from individuals in two states and in five cities; can YOU help US make a difference?
Today, we are excited to announce our student scholar visited Florida Gulf Coast University and together with Ann, our FGCU Representative, was able to meet the university's Vice-President. Impressed by The Ladybug Project and our scholar, the university has agreed to work with us as we move forward to help the student matriculate into an American university for study towards an American bachelor's degree.
In Equatorial Guinea, the only university in the country offers just a three-year bachelor degree; a remnant of their colonial past. In order to gain higher levels of education, including an internationally recognized four-year bachelor, students must leave the country. A difficult feat by any means, The Ladybug Project has started a vigorous scholarship program which will provide the administrative and financial support necessary to study internationally to Equatoguinean university students, as funding allows.
For more information on our student scholar program click here, to learn about Equatorial Guinea click here, and to learn how you can help us, click here!
We are excited to announce that The Ladybug Project is now partnering with Simply Equal Education on our education projects in Equatorial Guinea!
Simply Equal Education was founded in 2008 and is a non-profit dedicated to advancing education in developing countries. With a track record of sending over 1000 pounds of supplies to Equatorial Guinea, it is certainly an asset to be working with such an successful organization.
With a joint mission to advance education in Equatorial Guinea, The Ladybug Project will be partnering with Simply Equal Education in sending supplies to our schools in Central-West Africa, and tentative plans have been discussed for a joint trip to Equatorial Guinea in 2012.
For more information on Simply Equal Education, and the inspiration behind their success, please visit their website: http://www.simplyequaleducation.org/index.html