Last fall, we started construction on our Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to build the first sustainably-designed, technology-driven primary school at Vinza School in Zambia. Construction is nearing completion, the technology roll out is set for January 2016 and the old grass shed at Vinza is no more! Because of your support, 240 students in Zambia are learning inside a classroom for the first time in their lives. And, there are a more few exciting updates:
SCALEAfrica at the Clinton Global Initiative
This weekend, Erinn will be back at the Annual Meeting of Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. She will also be speaking on a CGI panel addressing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and gender equity. As we advocate for more, well-designed classrooms during the meeting, please follow our posts on Twitter and Facebook and follow the hashtags #cgi2015 and #buildingfutures.
9 X 9 Challenge Continues - Sponsor a Square, We’re Almost There!
Each square represents 9 square feet of learning space, for just $200.
We are 90% complete on the first phase of construction at Vinza School. With just $11,200 to raise, we need your support to wrap it up! Any size gift will help us get there. We encourage you to be a 9 x 9 Challenge level donor - for each $200 gift you make, your name will appear on the new donor mural at Vinza Community School - recognizing everyone participating in our ongoing 9 x 9 challenge!
The donor mural will be completed in December...
Donate now to be recognized and have your name included on the wall before Vinza's opening ceremony this January.
We are very excited by the progress we’ve made this year and are incredibly grateful for the support of each and every one of you. The bar is set high to open Vinza and launch phase two of construction in 2016.
We hope you’ll continue to support our Commitment to Action and make a donation to the 9x9 Challenge.
Erinn & Guy
9 x 9 Challenge, Until Challenge is Complete
Clinton Global Initiative, NYC, Sept 26-28
Erinn McGurn/SCALEAfrica, Cameron Visiting Architect, Middlebury College
Tuesday, November 17, 4:30p
Vinza Community School Opening Ceremony,
January 9, 2016
SCALEAfrica Spring in Boston, May 2016, Date To Be Announced