Today, December 1, 2015 is Giving Tuesday! Today is the day where we take a moment pause our holiday shopping and give back to the causes that mean most to us. It pairs well with Thanksgiving Day – on Thanksgiving, we give thanks for the joy in our lives, and on Giving Tuesday, we take the opportunity to bring joy to others, either by volunteering, raising awareness, or donating to important causes.
At Chasing Two Rabbits at Once, we believe that every child deserves the chance to learn to read and write, and to be proud of who they are, regardless of the circumstances they were born in. We believe that knowledge is power, and therefore education must be empowering. If you are looking for a meaningful way to give back today, then invest in the future of a child halfway around the globe. Give her the chance to learn to read, to proudly pursue her ancestral traditions, and to learn language skills to share her story with the world. Money cannot buy world peace, but it can help us sow the seeds for a more just and peaceful future, one child at a time.
Chasing Two Rabbits at Once as an innovative education program designed especially for indigenous hunter-gatherer children in Cameroon. We create lessons, games, stories, and songs in the Baka language and style, and record them onto mp3 players. These are no iPods: they are powered entirely by a crank that kids wind by hand. Our lessons focus on essential literacy and language skills, and build pride in the Baka culture. Think of a Baka Sesame Street – a joyful program that makes learning fun and builds children’s self-confidence – that will allow even the hardest-to-reach children to learn to read and write.
If you are looking for a meaningful way to give back today on Giving Tuesday, then invest in the future of a child halfway around the globe. Give her the chance to learn to read, to be proud of her culture, and to fight back against deforestation.
We know that education is a light that can illuminate the world. And like a candle, it can be passed from person to person without ever diminishing the giving flame, growing brighter and brighter as it spreads. But we also know that there are places in the world where education is a privilege for the lucky few. As you get in the holiday spirit and you think about gifts for your loved ones, consider education as the ultimate gift that never stops giving. Your contribution to Chasing Two Rabbits at Once will give children an education that they will have for the rest of their lives. Visit our page at www.GoFundMe.com/ChasingTwoRabbits to find out how you can be a part of our story.