Deaf Children Need a New School/Orphanage

Fundraising campaign by Dawn Doig
  • US$915.00
    raised of $200,000.00 goal
0% Funded
17 Donors
Raised offline: $694.58
Total: $1,609.58
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Special Project:New facility needed for CAESEDA Centre d’Acceuil et d’Education Specialisee des Enfants Deficients Auditifs Nkolmebanga

(CAESEDA Specialized Education Reception Center for Children with Hearing Impairments Nkolmebanga)

The deaf children who currently live and go to school at CAESEDA Centre d’Acceuil et d’Education Specialisee des Enfants Deficients Auditifs Nkolmebanga, approximately 80 km outside Yaoundé, Cameroon are in need of a new school and living quarters (orphanage). The facility is currently housed in the deteriorating buildings of an old poultry factory.

It is heartbreaking to see these children living and going to school in such unpleasant conditions. The roofs leak and there are no adequate bathrooms. The bedroom windows had to be boarded up because a man tried to abduct some of the children while they were sleeping. These children need a safe, secure, and comfortable place to live and go to school.

Sister Simone, a Catholic nun who currently runs CAESEDA has been given land by the Cameroonian government to build a new facility, but she does not have the necessary funds. The project has 5 modules that include dormitories and classrooms, dining area, medical clinic, and training center. The entire project will cost almost 2 million US dollars to complete. For now, it would be wonderful to at least complete Module 1 so the children have decent living quarters and decent classrooms. The funding requested here is for Module 1.

Module 1 will require several different phases to complete. These include: foundation; floors, walls, and windows; painting; electrical and plumbing; bathrooms; and furnishings. We are currently trying to raise the funds for Phase 1, the foundation.

I am also donating 100% of the proceeds from my book sales to this cause (i.e. funds raised outside the fundraiser). Purchasing a book will help me to 'Pay It Forward One Book at a Time'. Visit my Amazon page https://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Doig/e/B07BTPQJH7 or my personal website: https://www.dawndoig.com/ for details.


Organizer

  • Dawn Doig
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Mary P.
  • Donated on Jul 29, 2022
  • Praying for the kids, the community, and you.

$250.00
  • Kimi Hall
  • Donated on Apr 24, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 20, 2022
$20.00
Jun 04

'The Charge' for the National Honour Society

Update posted by Dawn Doig at 12:40 pm

'The Charge' inspirational speaker at the National Honour Society inauguration ceremony.I was invited to speak to the NHS on May 26. I was asked to share the fundraiser I started for CAESEDA and to inspire the NHS members to do good in the world. Sometimes it just takes starting small. . . . .

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May 05

April Birthday Fundraiser

Update posted by Dawn Doig at 09:46 am

I am the official ‘birthday baker’ for the staff at our school. In addition to the April birthday cake, I did extra baking and requested donations for the deaf orphanage in exchange for the yummies. I was able to raise an additional $135 for the orphanage fundraiser with my sweets.. . . . .

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Apr 09

Damage to Orphanage

Update posted by Dawn Doig at 09:23 am

This is the boys’ bathroom at the deaf orphanage here in Cameroon after the recent thunder, lightning, and rainstorm. Sister Simone shared this heartbreaking image with me. We are now looking at getting my book ‘Hair Peace’ translated into Basaa, a local African language, and published locally. All proceeds will. . . . .

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Apr 09

March Fundraiser

Update posted by Dawn Doig at 08:38 am

Another successful baking fundraiser. March 8th is International Women's Day, but it also happens to be my birthday. Being from Canada, March has also been a time to celebrate St.Patrick's Day. So, I used the 'green theme' to recognize the important dates in March and made extra 'green' sweets to. . . . .

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Apr 09

Christmas Fundraiser

Update posted by Dawn Doig at 08:00 am

I am the 'birthday baker' for our school, so at Christmas I baked not only the staff birthday cakes for December, but also many other Christmas sweets. Thanks to the generosity of our staff, we were able to raise $174.36 US (105,150 CFA) for the deaf orphanage.

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Dec 06

Holiday time - Give the Gift that Gives

Update posted by Dawn Doig at 06:19 pm

So excited! The GoGetFunding fundraiser for the deaf school just received another donation! Someone is making a website for the project and so many amazing Tweeters are posting my books daily to try to help with book sales. I have met so many caring individuals through Facebook, Clubhouse, Instagram, Linkedin,. . . . .

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Oct 23

Book Promotion to help pay it forward one book at a time

Update posted by Dawn Doig at 08:28 am

I am thrilled to share that WriteIntoPrint (https://www.writeintoprint.com/p/bookstore.html) is now supporting this cause by promoting my book 'Hair Peace'. This renews my hope that eventually these children will be moved out of the old poultry factory and into a new home and school. Angels do walk among us. On behalf

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Sep 25

September is Deaf Awareness Month

Update posted by Dawn Doig at 02:13 pm

I am trying to raise the money for the new deaf school/orphanage through the sale of my books. There are a variety to choose from. I have updated my linktree. https://linktr.ee/firstsat50.inspiredtowrite Please take a peek and consider buying a book to help me pay it forward. These children should not. . . . .

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Aug 12

Buy a Book - Bring Some Brightness

Update posted by Dawn Doig at 07:33 am

I am the published author of 15 children's picture books. I am not self-published, but my books are published through a small publisher in the US. Proceeds from my book sales will go toward this cause. Please consider buying a paperback or hardcover copy of one of my books. https://linktr.ee/firstsat50.inspiredtowrite

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Aug 12

Social Media Promotion

Update posted by Dawn Doig at 07:28 am

I have been actively sharing this fundraiser on Facebook, Clubhouse, Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin. I am still trying to find more angels to help these beautiful children. Sister Simone prays for good news. Eventually, a door will open and the lives of these children will change forever. Their future will

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Donors & Comments

17 donors
  • Mary P.
  • Donated on Jul 29, 2022
  • Praying for the kids, the community, and you.

$250.00
  • Kimi Hall
  • Donated on Apr 24, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 20, 2022
$20.00
  • Laurence Neumann-Baroni
  • Donated on Apr 09, 2022
$30.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 09, 2022
$100.00
  • Colette Tuffy
  • Donated on Apr 09, 2022
$20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 09, 2022
$100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 09, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 20, 2021
  • My Pleasant Valley Rotary Club donated $50 for the new Deaf School. I agreed to match it with another $50. Have you heard from the Rotary Club In Cameroon? Ellen Haggerty

$50.00
  • David Kruger
  • Donated on Dec 20, 2021
  • The Pleasant Valley, NY Rotary Club is pleased to donate US$50.00 to this worthy cause. David Kruger, President, Pleasant Valley Rotary Club

$50.00
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US$915.00
raised of $200,000.00 goal
0% Funded
17 Donors
Raised offline: $694.58
Total: $1,609.58

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