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Aggies for Global Education. Amy Aldrich AFIL class of 2011. My Project. Name: Aggies for Global Education (A.G.E.) Project Tunisia Mission Statement: “We support education, education supports the world”

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aggies for global education

Aggies for Global Education

Amy Aldrich

AFIL class of 2011

my project
My Project
  • Name: Aggies for Global Education (A.G.E.) Project Tunisia
  • Mission Statement: “We support education, education supports the world”
  • Purpose: Raise money to send to the Elementary School of Mnihla in a less-privileged community of Tunisia while simultaneously educating the local community about the conditions there
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Background
  • Population: ~11,000,000
  • Official language: Arabic
  • 98% Muslim, 1% Christian, 1% Jewish
  • GDP per capita: $9,500- ranked 113 in the world
  • 1 out of 4 Tunisians can not read or write
  • Only 490 internet hosts in country- ranked 181 in world! Compare it to the US’s 439,000,000

Source: CIA World Factbook Online

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Background

What better time to invest in the future of this great country?

recipient school
Recipient School
  • The Elementary School of Mnihla was selected to receive the funds raised by A.G.E.
  • They are currently struggling to purchase books, furniture, and other necessities
recipient school1
Recipient School

The Elementary School of Mnihla

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Recipient School

The Elementary School of Mnihla

fundraising
Fundraising
  • Sent out over 30 letters for personal donations
  • Visited 17 local businesses seeking donations
  • Contacted a Tunisian student association (TUNASA) at the University of Houston
  • Requested to visit Aggie Mom’s Club in hometown next week
  • Purchased 100 t-shirts to sell for a profit
budget
Budget
  • Expenses
    • $650 t-shirts
    • $50 print/mail supplies
  • Capital (expected)
    • $1000 t-shirts
    • $1000 donations
  • Total raised (expected)
    • $1,300
marketing
Marketing
  • E-mailed Arabic Club, Arab Students Association
  • Will talk in all Arabic classes and some INTS classes
  • Facebook and flyers
  • Trying to sell shirts at Shiraz Shish Kabob some evenings
goals and delivery
Goals and Delivery
  • Minimum fundraising goal: $500
  • Hopeful fundraising goal: $1500
  • Dr. Salah Ayari (yes, our speaker last week and my Arabic professor!) is hand delivering the money to the Elementary School of Mnihla this summer
  • He is planning to attend their June “graduation” ceremony
challenges
Challenges
  • Loss of partner
  • Time management
  • Finding investors
  • Bank account

Hopefully NOT selling the shirts or receiving personal donations!

sustainability
Sustainability
  • I will be able to continue with A.G.E. next year as my Capstone project for my Arabic Studies minor. Ideally, I will focus on a different Arab country.
  • Beyond that point though it will be dependent upon future AFIL or Arabic minor students to keep it alive… I would love to see it continue!
  • One young lady, Rebeca Clary, has recently shown a lot of interest in the project and she is applying for the AFIL class next year and is pursuing an Arabic minor
thank you
Thank You

Questions?

شكرا

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