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Azariah Newsletter May 2015
May 4, 2015
Azariah Newsletter May 2015
May 4, 2015
Greetings! I'm super excited to be sending out my first Azariah Newsletter since assuming the role of Azariah's President. My first three months have been quite exciting. I have been able to work with Azariah’s amazing team to craft a plan that reflects the organization's focus.
In this newsletter, I'm happy to share some notable recent developments - strategic partnerships, new volunteers, our recently completed social media campaign, and fundraising activities.
As you all know, this is such an auspicious time for Nigeria, and I celebrate with Nigerians during this season of transition. We have demonstrated to the world that ours is indeed a maturing democracy. We, as Nigerian citizens, are committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our voice matters. Regardless of what camp you are in, I think we can all agree that these elections were a win for the nation as a whole. We got the attention of the whole world, this time for good. We have also shown our political leaders that the era of corrupt rule and lack of accountability is coming to an end, slowly but surely. The President-Elect is faced with a daunting task. He has made bold promises during his campaign, and Nigerians have to hold him accountable. Our path to sustained economic prosperity will be long and arduous. We expect the president to make great strides in setting us on that course. Because come March 2019, the People of Nigeria will have another opportunity to "speak" with our votes. President-elect, you have four years to show us that we made the right choice. Democracy is working, and this is exciting!
The President-Elect has promised laudable reforms in the education sector, including: (i) improving the quality and substance of our schools; (ii) making substantial investments in training quality teachers; and (iii) implementing a performance based education, predicated on outcomes, skills, and competences as against the current certificate based qualification.
We join the renewed hope that the Government will bring about lasting change in education. I urge you to join us and do something – donate, volunteer, spread the word about Azariah!
Olusore Anita Taylor
President, Azariah Foundation
Strategic Partnership With ICANA
Azariah and ICANA have launched a new partnership. ICANA’s main goal is to support young non-profit organizations focused on Africa-related causes, in achieving their goals. Through partnerships with NGOs and individuals with shared focus, ICANA creates a platform whereby efforts towards social growth and development can be consolidated. ICANA works in cohort with social developmental organizations to expedite programs that positively develop communities within Africa. ICANA will assist in raising funds to partially sponsor tuition fees for four Azariah scholars.
Social Media Campaign and Fundraising
We launched a campaign on April 1st which ran throughout the month of April. This campaign - Why I Give - featured current and past supporters of Azariah Foundation. These individuals have contributed in cash and kind to Azariah. In these features, they shared why they give or have given to Azariah, and challenged others to do the same. Please view the features on our website by clicking here.
On fundraising, we are currently running a fundraising campaign, tapping into our networks of family and friends to get people to sponsor new Azariah scholars. Please consider joining this initiative by making a one-time or recurring donation of at least $20/month for a year. Believe it or not, a small donation can go a long way in the life of a child, his/her family and the community to which they belong. For example, $20 a month, over one year, will help a child complete one term of secondary schooling; $50 a month provides funding for about two terms of schooling. Each child has a total of 18 terms to complete over the span of 6 years.
We have reached about 23% of our goal for the year.
We have a new team member – Busola Onasile! Busola has a BSc in Microbiology from Obafemi Awolowo University and lots of experience in the public health sector, NGOs and mentoring young ladies. She is quite brilliant and joins Azariah with a lot of energy and great ideas! She will be mentoring Azariah scholars - Awawu and Michelle and has already met with them and their teachers. She will also be helping us develop and implement our new eMentoring initiative.
We would love to hear from you! Drop us a line to share your ideas on how we can make a bigger impact.