This is Alex Maranga, a remarkable young leader from Nairobi, Kenya, who dearly wants to participate in the CSL Intensive Fellowship Program, so that he can continue to do great work (he found out about us on twitter!)
Alex knows and appreciates the importance of community. His parents died of HIV/ AIDS and he was raised through a joint community program which supported him through his college education. He is now giving back to the people and community who supported him, with an amazing array of social innovation programs for health and education, but he needs our help and the help of our alumni community. See more about Alex below.
We are calling on you with a very special and urgent request, to help us raise $3,000 to enable Alex to complete our August Intensive Fellowship Program. The total cost of the Program is $6,000 including tuition and accommodation.
So if you are up for it and able to donate some money $10, $20, $50 whatever you can afford via direct deposit to:
Centre for sustainability leadership
Please provide your name and mention ‘Alex’ in the transaction reference.
Contributions are fully tax deductible and we will provide you with a tax receipt.
We’ll keep you updated on social media about the campaign!
This is an opportunity for you to help a very worthy individual benefit from the CSL Fellowship experience. Alex sees that CSL can help him to develop and harness his skills and passion for social innovation and education to help people in drought and war stricken areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. He has already done some amazing work in crisis stricken nations in Africa from Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo and often at great personal cost. He has organised books for poor neighbourhood schools in Central Kenya, raised funds for a dialysis machine for the PGH Nyeri Hospital and in the “Kenyans-for-Kenya” drought campaign, managed to collect over Ksh 45,000 through an innovative entire 15bank staff contribution campaign.
Just so you know, this will be a three-way partnership:
- CSL as an organisation will provide $3,000 to cover half of Alex’s tuition fee.
- Alex will cover his own airfares to and from the Residential Retreats in NSW.
- Our network – we are asking you, to match the CSL contribution and raise $3,000 to cover the other half of his fees.
More about Alex
In 2013 I was in Goma DR Congo a region affected by Africa deadliest conflict and the most expensive UN mission. After 4 emergency evacuations and undeterred to leave, I created an informal case study group comprising of only 8 locals, leading a strategy study on conflict in the area. Unbelievably, when the fights broke in November my group was able to guarantee my security while many others were evacuated. This formed the bases of my goal to establish a start-up in Goma where the mission will be to develop strategic studies of development programs and enable rapid prototyping for social change and community resilience.
The CSL program will help with my leadership skills in undertaking a development study of “Re-Invent the Toilet” program, an approach that helps reduce sanitation-related illness. These basic issues are among top killers in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, the program will engage socially enterprising young residents in Nairobi to develop sanitary innovation and drive a business-led approach in the venture.
My program involvement allows me to work with slum dwellers and gain valuable experience in breaking individual stigma. I also aim to develop a library of regional resources to equipped other young people to expand their enterprising skills and break down barriers of division among different communities.
CSL are the best in the field of innovation approach, and participating in the program this will be a dream come true.