Armend – HUMANWIRE
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Armend

Armend

From Liberia, Armend has been living in China for the past 10 months, sleeping on the living room couch of a kind friend he met after arriving in March, 2016.

Armend’s life was disrupted in mid 2014 when the Ebola outbreak ended the lives of all of his immediate family members. Armend was a sophomore at the University of Monrovia at the time, studying biology and chemistry, and happened to be outside of the capital when the deadly virus struck. With his world shattered, Armend fled to China.

Now registered as a refugee in China by the UNHCR, Armend is unsure of how to begin building his life again. His greatest desire is to get into a college and continue his studies in the sciences, while also seeking asylum in South Korea or another country.


SUPPORT NETWORK



Mr. DeLay and Mr. Paczkowski
Host
Mr. DeLay’s and Mr. Paczkowski's 1st, 2nd, & 6th period Global Connections classes.
$1500 Goal



We are working with our Global Connections classes at Downers Grove South High School to raise money for multiple refugee families through Humanwire. This is part of a greater unit of study that includes teaching our students about social responsibility, empathy, and issues affecting people around the world today.  Any and all support you can provide is greatly appreciated!!!

-1596Days -19Hours -16Min -52Sec


REWARDS



$5

At least four quarterly emails will be sent to all contributors with status and progress reports related to activity on the campaign. This may include information about the successful transfer of funds to a hospital, a photo of the recipient after a successful surgery, etc.


$15

Contributors will be provided with a local address to send food, clothes, school supplies and letters of support directly to the family’s door. This is a great way to build one-to-one relationships and potentially provide more needed support down the road. Plus, everything included in the $5 reward.


$25

Attend a live video chat session with the host and refugee. Introduce yourself and time-permitting, spark up a conversation along with others involved in the campaign. A translator will be provided for English when needed. Plus, everything included in the $5 and $15 rewards.


$45 SUGGESTED DONATION

Engage in a 30 minute one-to-one live video chat. An arabic translator will be provided for French or English. Plus, everything included in the $5, $15 and $25 rewards.


$100

Everything in the $45 reward, four times! You can give them away to others or enjoy them all yourself. Each of the four rewards comes with everything offered in the $45 reward and below.


$250

Thinking of traveling? Humanwire can help with recommendations for your itinerary. This could be a great opportunity to meet and connect more closely with the refugee family that will be benefitting from your contribution. For dinner, Humanwire will provide local transportation for everyone. Also, everything included in all prior rewards.


Custom Amount

No rewards for me thank you (or maybe I would like rewards), I just want to make a donation for a certain amount to Armend.

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$ USD
74.81%
12 Sponsors
1,122.2 of 1,500 USD


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