The novel coronavirus has struck us all, yet all of us are affected differently. Our partner FutureCare notified us of the indirect effects of COVID-19 on the less fortunate in Sri Lanka and they are far from good.
Many of the primary schools we collaborated with have signaled that almost half of their students are facing famine. The lockdown makes it difficult to earn much needed income for families to purchase food. Malnutrition, at a young age, affects the development of the brain negatively.
Help us to help these communities survive the lockdown and the effects of COVID-19.
Below is how.
Help 158 children in a six-week sprint
This emergency campaign aims to provide relief to 158 primary school students over a period of 6 weeks. These are children from primary schools we have previously assisted through our Building a Future or Equal Chances projects.
Boost Foundation will kick-off by supplying two weeks worth of supplementary food and therewith, offer relief until their local government can respond.
How you can help
With just 3 Euros, you already reduce the effects of famine. That means that with 30 euros you already support 10 children for a week!
Much more is needed to help all of them, but together we think we can! Use any of the donation methods below to help us acquire the funding needed.
Update April 19th – 2021
New support funding was sent to our partner in Sri Lanka.
Update April 12th – 2021
Our partner in Sri Lanka indicated that additional funds were needed as more families (and their children) were facing COVID-19 related difficulty.
Update September 6th – 2020
During our monthly meeting (October 3rd) we evaluated the project once again. Unfortunately some areas have entered lockdown once again, we are now on alert regarding the situation of the children involved in these areas.
Update September 6th – 2020
During our monthly meeting (September 6th) we evaluated the project. The good news is that the condition is under control and the schools have started operating again! We will pause the project until we receive another update from our local partner, Ramani. More photos have been added below!
Update August 31st – 2020
Ramani reported that the children (the group of 158 students) are doing fine, including 4 pupils who were reported to be hospitalized. The situation seems under control and during our upcoming monthly meeting, we will evaluate what kind of support we can provide
Update August 24th -2020
We added photos of the packing and distribution of the food! See below.
Update August 11th -2020
Our partner FutureCare reported to visit the schools and check up on the pupils. They packed food supplies that should last roughly 3 weeks.
Update August 6th -2020
Great news! Within 2 weeks, we collected 3015 euros! Enough funds to supply 6 weeks of supplementary food. Thank you to everyone who donated! Prior to collecting we already wired enough funds for 3 weeks of supplies; in the coming weeks we will determine whether another batch is needed.
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How we work
Our minimum target is to collect 2844 euros during a six-week sprint.
2. Food Logistics
The food packages are purchased locally in Sri Lanka. These are then to be sorted into packs.
Our local partner FutureCare will together with their volunteers will share the food packages with the ones in need.
The following section covers one of the most asked questions we get when we execute projects.
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What happens after those 6 weeks?
We hope the local government can pick up support from there on. Any excess money will be saved for alternative scenarios, so really – we will not reject generocity.
What about the parents?
This project is a supplementary source of food next to what families already have – which is in some cases happens to be very little. What some families share is sometimes as little as a tiny bit of bread.
How will the money be spent?
More than 90% of our donations go directly to our projects. In this case, the donations get transferred to our partner in Sri Lanka (FutureCare) who will order food packages and be responsible for the distributions thereof. They will also send us receipts of their expenses.
What happens with excess donations?
Overhead in donations gets saved in our reserves for new projects – allowing us to quickly respond to emergency situations; which is actually the case for the project on this page! We also always publish our financial reports our transparency page.
How will you check how to project is executed? ?
Please view our project plan, after week 4 we will evaluate our progress and see where we need to make alterations in our project. The biggest hurdle will be the donations, so help us out! Other than that we will keep this page updated with project developments and share results on our Facebook or Instagram channels!
Can I Donate?
Yes! The most cost effective way to do so is by transferring money directly to our ING account as payment processors always charge a percentage on the amount that was donated. They do often feel like less work, so should you stil want to use them – then use our WhyDonate page. This link will get you to the donation module!
What about Dutch TAX benefits?
If you are a registered Dutch company, you are eligible to deduct up to 500 euros in donations from your taxes. Please consult this page for more information.
Can I support something else?
Yes you can! ? We also have a project aiming at reducing the educational consequences of COVID-19 on Sint-Maarten by enabling kids to follow education from home. But that is not all, get in touch with one of us to tell you about the other projects. You can do so by mailing us at email@example.com.
How is Boost Foundation supporting itself?
We are all volunteers who work next to our role in Boost Foundation. As such, we do not transfer anything to our personal accounts. Overhead in donations gets saved in our reserves for new projects – allowing us to quickly respond to emergency situations; which is actually the case for the project on this page!
Earlier Fundraisers ♥️
Pub Quiz #1
Our first pub quiz organized together with The Student Hotel and supported our Equal Chances project.
€ 384 Donated
Pub Quiz #2
Our second pub quiz was organized together with CIC Rotterdam and also supported our Equal Chances education project.
€ 415 Donated
Pub Quiz #3
For Akade primary school we raised 1.092 euros during our pub quiz at OGD ICT Diensten. Allowing us to restore school facilities.
€ 1.092 Donated
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