Bracelet Fundraising a Success September 7, 2006Posted by worldvolunteers in Uncategorized.
Thanks to all those who bought bracelets and supported the people of Kashmir, we have been able to raise $1850 Canadian (100,150 Pakistani rupees). The money has just been sent to Pakistan and will fund the building of a new school for roughly 400 boys and girls in the Panjkot/Kollian district. Currently, children have to walk up to 90 minutes over mountaineous terrain to get to school.
Along with the building of the school, this fundraiser has brought a lot of awareness to the situation in Pakistan from western parts of the world.
As well, considering an average labourer in Kashmir will make roughly $3-4 a day, $1850 being put into the local economy, via labour and materials for the project, will go a long way in making a difference in the lives of those devastated by the earthquake. They will know that people of different nations and different religions care and want to help, hopefully bridging the gap between cultures.
Thank you very much for your support. I will post pictures as soon as I get them.