Busking To Build A LearnAsOne School In Afrca
(Updated) LearnAsOne, a UK-based charity dedicated to funding schools in Africa, is organizing BuskAsOne, a week of busking events around the world from April 19-25, 2010. The charity is hoping to raise £22,800 ($35, 500 US) to help build schools in rural Zambia, and the busk is open to any musician. Learn more here.
The communities that LearnAsOne works with make thousands of bricks by hand and contribute labor for free to give their children the opportunity to go to school. But they can’t afford raw materials such as cement, roofing sheets and windows and this is where the busking money will be used.
£22,800 ($35,500 US) will allow LearnAsOne to fund four new buildings - two new classrooms and two teacher’s houses. This will secure the education of 60 children every year.
In July, the LearnAsOne team will return to Zambia and share stories, photos and videos from the schools to show it supporters exactly how the funds they raised are spent.