End Malaria Now gladly presents...
L3: Life, Learning, Leadership!
End Malaria Now's mission continues to be the eradication of the devastating disease malaria. However, we are expanding our reach to help more people in need.
The advancements in medicine and prevention methods have made a visible impact on the number of malaria cases in Africa, and we have high hopes that malaria will be eradicated within our lifetime. As we continue to make strides against this horrible disease, we also want to plan for the future.
We intend to do this with L3! Our new program comprises of three intertwining components, which will focus on empowering young people both in the United States and Africa, in order to cultivate their potential and provide them with the opportunity to create a brighter future for themselves. Our new program will provide support services, encourage academic achievement, and inspire leadership.
With your continued support, we plan to not only end the spread of malaria, but empower the young people of the world!
We strive to provide young people with basic necessities that will help them reach their full potential.
We offer aid to students, schools and institutions in order to promote academic achievement.
We aim to promote civic betterment and leadership development through cultural exchange.
To provide support services to children and youth in underserved communities throughout Africa and the United States in the efforts to improve their quality of life.
To motivate children and youth to overcome their circumstances and develop into leaders and facilitators of change within their communities.
What do we plan to do?
To engage with local community members, businesses, and other organizations in the US and Africa in order to make an impact in young people's lives by providing basic necessities, encouraging academic advancement, and developing leadership skills.
What are the 3 L's?
Each year, we will select a region in Africa and focus on local schools and institutions in urgent need. We will establish the needs of each vetted location to determine the most effective way to address them. Thus, we will create a "wishlist" for the school or institution, and our fundraising efforts will be geared towards fulfilling that "wishlist" for an entire year. In addition to the provisions detailed on the wishlist, we will also supply each location with "Msaada Kits".
Msaada means support in Swahili. These Msaada "Support" Kits will contain an insecticide-treated bed net, a Lifestraw water purification device as well as other materials and resources that could potentially improve a person's quality of life. The funds and in-kind donations generated from grants, corporate sponsorships, and community outreach will be used directly for the selected locations’ needs.
We believe that education is the key to success and overall improvement for developing nations of Africa. It is important for young people to believe that they are the future hope for a better world. We strive to inspire them to become the scientists, doctors, and leaders of tomorrow.
This is why we have chosen to dedicate a portion of all funds raised towards a scholarship that will be awarded to a promising young scholar. Through the scholarship, we hope to promote academic achievement, self-advancement, and civic betterment. There will be a list of criteria that will help us determine the award recipient(s), which will be explained in greater detail once the application process begins. Scholarship candidacy is open to both young people in Africa as well as in the United States.
Children are the leaders of tomorrow, which is why we've developed a leadership program that will motivate young people to make an impact on the world. This program comprises of workshops, mentorships, and community projects that will help a young person develop skills to empower them to do more, learn continuously, and grow into a successful leader.
Each year a small group will be selected to participate in the program and each individual will be given the chance to win a scholarship award. Participants will be required to complete a civic or international betterment project that will make a difference in the lives of others. After proposing a project, each participant will be assigned a mentor who will advise them during the program and execution of their project. Participants will also have to attend a series of workshops that will guide them through the process and development of their proposed project. Workshops will be lead by community leaders and professionals in order to teach the select group new skills sets or new approaches to leadership.
At the end of the program, a scholarship winner will be chosen based on how well they developed and executed their proposed project, as well as the impact that it had on their respective communities.