We mentioned the recipients of our “Flip for Education” in our last post, but we wanted to take a minute to share more information about each one and why we chose to support them.
SHOE4AFRICA does the hard work of building hospitals, schools, and libraries in Africa, as well as providing education to empower African women to improve their lives. Here at the Buy-Out Company there is a special place in our hearts for SHOE4AFRICA. Members of our staff ran the 2017 New York Marathon as a way to raise money to help build a school. We are so impressed with the work SHOE4AFRICA and its founder Toby do that we want to continue supporting them. The funds raised for them through the Flip for Education will go towards building a new Library in Kenya. This community has never seen a library before, and some of the children are lucky if they own a book. We are excited to be able to support SHOE4AFRICA again and look forward to continuing this relationship in the future.
We are also working with Prairie Middle School as a local recipient from the “Flip for Education. Prairie Middle School is the largest and most diverse middle school in Colorado. They have over 1,750 students from 75 countries who speak at least 40 different languages! With this level of diversity comes some challenges and many needs. The teachers and administration have decided to start a new student leadership program to encourage participation in school, one that allows students to the opportunity to go on field trips and provides help with educational materials they would not otherwise have. When we heard about this leadership program we knew that this could change the lives of kids here in our community. We are looking forward to seeing the results in the lives of these children, and we are grateful to be able to support the staff in their efforts to engage and encourage their students.
We have two other recipients we are working with so stay tuned to learn about the Diar Foundation and the Overland High School Cross Country Team.