Welcome to the Power of ONE fundraising page!
We are a community connected to Drop in the Bucket through our affiliation with Insight2Profit. Our community believes in the Power of ONE. The idea that ONE person is empowered to take action. That ONE action can start a ripple effect benefiting an entire community. That ONE community can change the world.
Under the guidance of Ryan White, founder and CEO of Insight2Profit, we have been partnering with Drop in the Bucket since 2011 to bring clean water to nearly half a million people in East Africa, and in 2016 we began to provide for the secondary education of girls in this region.
The United Nations has identified eradicating poverty as the most critical need of our generation. Education is the single most important factor to address this need. Today, the most extreme poverty is found in Sub Sahara Africa. In South Sudan, a country of 12 million people, only 500 girls graduate high school each year. We’re committed to change this, and we need your help!
First we will double the number of girls graduating high school in South Sudan. Through this effort, we will develop an infrastructure to support a sustaining and ongoing impact that will empower us to provide for the education of more and more girls each year.
Ryan is so committed to this goal that he has pledged to match dollar for dollar, every donation collected by the Power of ONE fund. Your gift will help us cover tuition fees and build a secure environment equipped to support a girls educational success. Beyond the cost of education girls need school supplies, uniforms, personal care items, room and board, and at times medical attention. The program also requires transportation, drivers, support personnel, and administration.
Check out the Power of everyONE’s contribution:
- $50: Provides one girl with uniforms and school supplies
- $200: Covers room and board for 1 girl for a year
- $2,000: Educates a girl for 1 year
- $6,000: Builds 1 well to supply water to a full school and the surrounding community
- $10,000: Educates a girl all the way through secondary school
- $20,000: Provides clean and safe sanitation for a whole school, includes: septic, block of 8 toilets, and a handwashing station
Dowries are a part of the social fabric for girls in South Sudan and marrying young prevents girls from completing their education. Drop works with awareness and sensitivity to alleviate this pressure for the girls and their families. Therefore monies contributed to this fund may also be needed to offset a dowry.
The Power of ONE donation. The Power of ONE well. The Power of ONE educated girl. The Power of ONE.