Ripples of Hope Campaign
500 Ripples launched from 12 different cities to build 2 new schools and fund 1 sustainable way of bringing education to those most lacking opportunities.
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
—Robert F. Kennedy
What is Eduku?
You could say ``Pens, pencils and paperclips with a purpose``. Eduku will be a community led and grown platform that will allow us to build an increasing collection of products and services, sell them at fair market rates and then, through rigid transparency and board-level community oversight, ensure that 100% of the profit goes to build schools and provide training for those who need it most.
A way to fund opportunities for the 160 million + children who lack access to education.
A mechanism that won’t be dependent on governments, donations or grants.
A transparent platform that will be started, overseen and governed by schools and students.
A community of educators and students determined to make the world a fairer place.
What's With all the Ripples?
To get Eduku started, we have to raise awareness and start-up capital. The Ripples of Hope Campaign will help us accomplish those goals through a highly interactive story and fundraiser played out on a global stage.
Eduku will give speeches at 12 host schools in 12 cities around the world about global citizenship and social responsibility while launching the Ripples of Hope Campaign.
Each host school will participate through a speaking fee and fundraising drive. Additionally, companies and donors can sponsor individual Ripples as they move towards their destination.
50% of funds will go towards kick-starting Eduku and 50% towards building schools in an area to be determined by student and staff leaders via Eduku’s “crowd board” and Reserved Academic Seat.
How Does it Work?
The Ripples of Hope Campaign will be a long chain of tiny connections that will demonstrate our collective ability to accomplish amazing things through small but meaningful actions. Physical disks—we call them ``Ripples``—will be handed from person to person with a joint goal of getting as many of them as possible to a single point in the world by June 1st, 2016 (International Children's Day).
Get a Ripple
500 Ripples will be given to people around the world as we travel from city to city and school to school. Some will go to schools, some to the public and some to sponsors.
Ripple recipients can leave a personal mark on the campaign by putting a message or sketch in the notebook or uploading a video or photo for the students of Eduku’s first school.
Pass it On
Give the Ripple to someone who can bring it closer to its destination, continuing the chain of connections. Follow its progress on social media using #RipplesOfHope or “#” with its unique tracking code.