FIRST PLACE AWARD
10-Day Trip to South Africa
A Spring of Hope is thrilled to announce the winners for our Student Philanthropy Challenge. We are deeply grateful to Emily Cupo and Elona Hoffeld for their dedication to improving the lives of South African children and for their fundraising efforts. The challenge raised money to drill a well at Mothaileng Primary School (where we hit water!) and each participant has won a 10-day, all-expenses-paid trip to South Africa.
Congratulations to you both and we hope you enjoy your trip and fall in love with South Africa like Joanne and Brittany did. We also hope you continue caring about philanthropy and continue to encourage others to get involved as well! Ubuntu!
Make sure to like and follow our Student Philanthropy Facebook Page.
We encourage you to share your ideas and your progress with other students!
A Spring of Hope (ASoH) is a non-profit organization that provides schools in South Africa with sustainable water sources for drinking, sanitation, irrigation, and food preparation to improve health conditions, combat poverty, promote education and create self‐sustainability within each of its partner schools. Through partnerships, A Spring of Hope strives for the long-term success of each school through increased school attendance, graduation rates, and community involvement.
The founder of ASoH, Brittany Young was just 14 years old when she started ASoH with a group of high school friends. Since 2005, ASoH has built over 30 wells and gardens at rural schools.
The principle of caring for each other’s well being through mutual support.
Ubuntu means that people are people through other people.
A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, based from a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.