Help Us Make Lupani School a Better Place

Fellow Africa 2016ers!

We were incredibly lucky to travel together this summer on our safari to South Africa, Zambia and Botswana. It was a transformative experience and the adventure of a lifetime.

One of the highlights of our trip was the visit to African Wildlife Foundation’s Lupani School. While there, we learned about the important link between conservation and education and saw a concrete example of how AWF creatively crafted a scenario that betters the lives of both wildlife and people.

Seeing our children and the Lupani students so easily become friendly in the classrooms and on the school’s sport fields is a visual memory that will stay with us for a very long time. As the buses departed the school, I can’t help but think that our kids recognized how lucky they are to have the educational privileges they have been afforded.

Many of you expressed that you’d like to thank the Andersons, Britts and both sets of Greens for their tremendous effort organizing and leading our trip. Here is your chance!

An anonymous donor and fellow traveler has stepped forward pledging to match as much as $50,000 to further improve Lupani School. Attached is a proposal that includes the construction of an additional teacher’s house, improvements to existing houses and classrooms, and sponsoring important teacher and student training and wildlife field trips.

We hope to use the generous gift of one of our YPO colleagues to fully fund this proposal equaling nearly $100,000.

Be as generous as you can!

About the Classroom Africa
Classroom Africa is an initiative of the African Wildlife Foundation, the leading international conservation organization focused exclusively on Africa. The core mission of Classroom Africa is to foster the link between education and conservation, ensuring a stronger future for Africa’s children and its wildlife.

How We Use Donations
AWF makes lasting conservation impact with help from both public and private donor funding. We take pride in using donations efficiently and effectively: Eighty-five cents of every one dollar go directly to fund programs on the ground in Africa.

Personal campaign progress

$ 14,500.00 raised to date
Personal Fundraising Goal
$ 100,000.00
Campaign Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Recent donors

Morales Family$ 1,000.00
Scott Green$ 1,000.00
Sishir Reddy$ 1,000.00
Mandy Wynn$ 500.00
Jacob Sonenshine$ 500.00
Hirad Emadi$ 500.00
Ken Beyer$ 5,000.00
Ygal Sonenshine$ 1,000.00
Darin Anderson$ 1,000.00
Kerri and Danny Sonenshine$ 2,000.00
Bill Sanderson$ 1,000.00

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Comments From Donors

  • Sishir Reddy

    $ 1,000.0010 / 10 / 2016

    Sishir Reddy

  • Darin Anderson

    $ 1,000.0010 / 4 / 2016

    Lori and Darin Anderson