Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Project Lesotho

Last Tuesday we tried to raise money for a elementary school in Lesotho. Early in the morning me and my schoolmates gathered up at Sandvika bus station. We wanted to sell coffee, and buns to people that were talking the bus or the train to work. Which i, personally think is a pretty good idea, but nobody wanted  to help. Everybody ignored us when we asked them if they wanted to contribute. I mean, its okay, if you don't want to give away money, but you could at least answer, when we ask.
Like i said, the money is going to a school in Lesotho. They have a few computers there, but no internet. So that was the goal. But for that to happend, we needed a lot of money. and that wasn't easy when people didn't want to help. I don't think we raised a lot, but everything helps right?
Lesotho is a country in south Africa. It has a population of approximately 2,067,000, and about 40% of the population live below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 a day.

Last year the other international English class raised money to the same school, and they sent us letters telling us how grateful they were for the money. One of the letters were from an orphan boy. He is 20 years old, and he  lost both his parents when he were 4 years old. He wrote that he couldn't afford food, but whit the money they had gotten, he could now eat. It was very touching, and put everything in perspective. He can't afford food, and we won't even give away 10 kroners to help him.