Founded by Soror Sha’ Givens, a member of Inglewood Alumnae Chapter in the Farwest Region, I Can Fly International is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving youth living within impoverished villages throughout Kenya. Since the youth initiative began, the organization has been able to provide quality education, shelter, meals, life skills and enrichment activities to scores of children rescued from female genital mutilation, early marriage, sex trade, child labor and extreme poverty.
I Can Fly High School is a private secondary institution registered under the Ministry of Education in Kenya. It is located in a rural area called Makakoi Village, which is one hour east of the nation's capital city, Nairobi. The school was founded in 2008 for the sole purpose of offering quality, free and subsidized education to poverty-stricken children who normally could not afford to attend secondary school. Since its inception, I Can Fly High School has been successful in providing hundreds of students a quality education during economic hardships and those locked out of educational opportunities because of cultural traditions that prevent girls from learning.
The Butterfly Project, launched in 2012, offers free education to vulnerable girls from five distinct counties in Kenya. Most of the girls come from small, rural villages where water, food and other basic needs are scarce due to unemployment and drought. The Butterfly girls live on the I Can Fly school campus in the Butterfly House. The Butterfly Houses are equipped with beds, modern amenities and living room space. Three meals per day, 24-hour security, transportation and enrichment activities are also provided.
In recognition of the many girls whose lives have been transformed by the ongoing efforts of The Butterfly Project, sponsorship levels are aligned with the four development and transformation stages of the butterfly.
Soror Givens has identified the specific needs for I Can Fly High School. Donations may be directed to a specific need, if preferred.
I Can Fly High School has a donor offering to give a matching donation of $65,000 for the following projects:
Additional needs are as follows:
Please complete the online Donation Pledge Form and fillable Credit Card Form (if applicable) to make your donation. Please follow the instructions on the Donation Pledge Form for submitting payment via cashier’s check, money order, or credit card and for requesting a tax-deductible donation letter/receipt.
Sorors, thank you in advance for making a commitment to support this very worthwhile project and the tremendous work by our very own Soror Sha’ Givens! Your support will provide life-changing opportunities for many of the students at I Can Fly High School.
An additional payment option of collecting funds from chapter members and submitting a chapter check is available. This option is applicable for sorors only if they do not want a tax-deductible acknowledgement letter/receipt or have a company matching funds program.
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Attn: Finance Department, IAI Sustainability Fund/I CAN FLY
1707 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
For any questions or concerns, you may contact: Soror Gwen Coley at email@example.com.