Friday, October 23, 2015

Send A Box Home Today!



This week has seen the launch of the Ripples Box campaign across Nigeria, and the release of our very first television and radio adverts. The team here at Ripples Foundation are extremely excited that our work and newest project is being seen by thousands of people across Nigeria, and we hope that we can inspire you to get involved!

Our little charity has grown hugely over the past year, first from changing our name down to the expansion of our projects, and we have loved watching the awareness of our work spread both in Africa and in the UK. The Ripples Box is one of our biggest programmes to date, and we believe it has the potential to make a huge difference to the lives of many people living in poverty in rural West Africa.

A shipping container that can be converted into a multimedia classroom, that can be placed in any village regardless of their power supply due to its solar panels. Up to 12 children at a time can use the Ripples Box and get the fantastic opportunity to learn how to use computers and the Internet, and accumulate a wide range of skills that can be used in their future jobs.



Technology is a major tool used by businesses in the modern world, and many children living in extreme poverty in rural villages just don’t have access to the technology to be able to learn how to use it. Entering the job market without the knowledge of how to use IT equipment is the equivalent of swimming in the ocean without a lifejacket: you are going to end up at the bottom. Ripples Box is here to make sure that that doesn’t happen, and to make sure that rural communities have every tool at their disposal so that they can work their way out of extreme poverty. For every year of school that a child takes, their earnings increase by up to 10%! Starting quality education young is a surefire way of ensuring that village children can break the cycle of poverty that has been handed down through the generations, and use their knowledge to build a brighter future for themselves.


But we need your help to make change happen in these communities and to put the Ripples Box programme into action. We rely on donations from generous people to make these projects a reality. There are plenty of wealthy Nigerians who have risen in the world from humble beginnings who have the power to make life better for the people living in their home village. This is the message we want to spread across Nigeria: can you make change happen for your friends and family living in your village? 



We want to spread ripple effect of empowerment and education across the youth of Nigeria, and ensure that they have as good a chance as any to live a life free of extreme poverty.
By sponsoring a Ripples Box, you will be giving village children the opportunity to enter the job market at the same level as their city counterparts, and giving them the chance to lift their family and community out of extreme poverty.

To donate towards Ripples Box please visit http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/ripples-box or https://www.causes.com/campaigns/93966-build-a-ripples-box To find out how to #SendABoxHome to your village, please ring 08188 183 959 or email info@ripplesfoundation.ngo for more information.

If you can’t sponsor a Ripples Box or donate to one, there are still ways in which you can help us! Simply share this blog post, or our pages on Facebook and Twitter and repost with #SendABoxHome. You can help us spread our campaign across the world, and get more people involved with connecting African villages to the world!

You can help us make change happen. Send a box home today.
Alysha Bennett Web Developer

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