posted on: Thursday September 16, 2010
The Center for Youth and Women Empowerment (CYWE) is an educational organization in Ghana for children and a training resource center for women to learn to maintain a sustainable trade. In the words of Ibrahim Sebiyam, CYWE founder, “If you educate a man, you are educating an individual. If you educate a woman, you are educating an entire nation.” By training the women of Ghana in sustainable economic practices, CYWE is rebuilding the future of Ghana. Last semester, I conducted a fundraiser in Ray Cafeteria to benefit the CYWE in Ghana. PC Students ‘bought’ army regulation push-ups executed by myself in exchange for either a set price or a donation. The proceeds of this past fundraiser were used to purchase a water pump for CYWE to provide the community center with water during the dry seasons. CYWE must now purchase over 15 yards of ‘inlet’ and ‘outlet’ water pipes, respectively. These pipes, developed to resist rust and designed with longevity in mind, run a total average of 350 dollars. As I did last year, I will be raising funds in Raymond Hall Cafeteria from 10:30– 1:30 a.m. on September 21 and 22. You can sponsor one push-up for a minimum of 50 cents (or more, depending upon your individual generosity). All proceeds go directly to the purchase of the water pipes. Thank you in advance for your kindness in assisting the developing West African country of Ghana!