Remember a LONG, long, time ago we wrote a blog post announcing a new project at Love Abounds called KID-to-KID Partnerships???
We haven't talked much about KID-to-KID since then because its been hard for me to wrap my head around the logistics of this project. We all know that sometimes the best thing to do is step away and come back to a problem with a fresh perspective.
After visiting with so many of our Kunchubwe Kids this past May, I came home determined to figure out how to make this partnership work... and I'm PUMPED to say that we've got it all figured out.
This club is intended to open the eyes of children in our community to the greater world around them, to inspire curiosity, and spark friendships in unexpected places -- but most of all it should be fun!
By connecting kids in our communities to kids in a Zambian village we:
1. Help fund school fees and supplies for children in Kunchubwe Village
2. Impart a special kind of knowledge to kids in our communities about the value of education and what life is like in an African village.
Here's how it works:
1. Fill out an application to help us get to know your child better and pick the best partner for him/her.
2. Commit to raise $10/year to support your partner's school fees and supplies.
3. Receive your first Club Packet! This packet will announce your partner and give you your first club member instructions!
4. Make a friend by sharing letters, drawings, and more with your Zambian partner.
5. Learn about growing up in a Zambian village!
We send out Club Packets 3 times a year (September, January, and May) with special goodies -- letters from your partner, updates on what they're doing in school, fun facts about village life in Zambia, and more. Included in each packet will be "instructions" for your child to complete. For example: "With your parent's permission, look up online where Zambia is on the world map. Now draw a map of where you live to share with your pal."
We're so excited to get this project rolling - and what better time than the start of a new school year?! If anyone has questions, feel free to contact me through email anytime.
What its really all about - meet the Kunchubwe Kids: