[4 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 147 views]
Active: Emergency Tuition Project for Yacn Biggo (24) of Tanzania: $10 Raised so Far… ($1,989 Left to Raise.)

Aura’s House is proud to be hosting a project for a young man named Yacn Biggo who plans to use his law education for the betterment of Tanzanian society. Yacn has already successfully completed his first year at The University of Dar Es Salaam for a BACHELOR OF LAW (LL.B) degree and is currently in his second year. Unfortunately, if his tuition is not paid by the end of November (late December the very latest), his education will come to an end. In order for Yacn to continue to attend The University of Dar Es Salaam, he will need your help.

When Aura’s House Partner, Heather LaBonte, asked Yacn why he wanted to study law, he replied “‘To become a successful lawyer who can help poor Tanzanian woman and children who are a vulnerable group and isolated in our society. Most of the time they are denied their rights, for example the right to own property, inheritance, marital issues, right to work, and their liberty. I choose to study law because it’s easy to help people by knowing law especially vulnerable groups.”

We aim to raise a total of $1,999 to fund the following elements of Yacn’s education: tuition, fees, books, housing, meals, and stationery.

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[13 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 149 views]
Students from The American University of Rome Raise Funds for Anna Marie

Students of The American University of Rome (AUR) have come together this semester to create a volunteer club where engaged young people can help bring about positive change in their local and global communities. As their first project, The Volunteer Club, will work to raise funds for The Education Project for Anna Marie, so that this bright young woman from The Philippines will have a chance at staying in University and continuing her education. 
The Volunteer Club will host a bake sale on Tuesday, October 14 from 10am – 4pm in …

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[26 Sep 2014 | 3 Comments | 331 views]
Update on Mike’s Race to Help Students in the DR.

Mike’s heroic battle in the seven-day Grand to Grand Ultra Race, one of the most grueling distance races in the world, may have come to an end, but his goal to raise funds for 15 high-achieving students in The Dominican Republic for special ESL Training through Children International has not.

After months of preparation, Aura House partner, Mike Epler, bravely competed in the ‘Grand to Grand Ultra Race, to try and raise $3000 to provide 15 Dominican students with the opportunity to study English. In addition to competing, Mike compassionately has pledged to match each donation from his own funds until September 28th.

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[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 379 views]
Ready, Set, Go Mike Go! (For Education in The Dominican Republic.)

It’s time to go!

Mike Epler, Aura’s House Partner since 2005, has been training for the 273KM 7 day Grand to Grand Stage Race for the last couple of months with a strong determination and a great cause. Focused on giving the chance to 15 high-achieving Dominican students to study English, Mike made a decision to match each $1.00 donated with a $1.00 from his own funds until September 28th. (This is his second $500 match. Donations will be doubled until we reach $2350.)

Our overall goal is to raise $3,000 to enroll 15 Dominican students in an English as a Second Language Program through Children International.

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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 240 views]
New AH Volunteers: Introducing Stefani and Martina

For the next few months, Aura’s House will have a few extra helping hands working behind the scenes. Please join us in welcoming Stefani and Martina.

Introducing Stefani:
Olá, my name is Stefani de Matos and I am a new volunteer here at Aura’s House. I am currently a junior at The American University of Rome (AUR), where I began my undergraduate degree in the spring of 2011. I am studying Business Administration and minoring in Film and Digital Media. I will graduate from AUR in December of 2014, yet I am …

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[3 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 745 views]
Raffle Winner Chosen! Emergency Education Project -Nigeria


We have a winner! Congratulations to Tiffany Yecke! First prize is a $50 Amazon gift card or donation to the charity or project of her choice.
We will be in contact via email to find out how to get Tiffany her prize.

Thanks to ALL who entered and made education a reality in the process for four students in Nigeria this Fall!
Click the Random Picker blue seal to see the official drawing results.

We have now successfully raised full tuition for four students in need from the StayInSchoolng Initiative – Nigeria -THANK YOU! All …

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[27 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 1,045 views]
Complete: Emergency Education Project -Nigeria: $624 Raised. THANK YOU!

This project is now complete.
Launched: July 31, 2014.
Completed: August 25, 2014.

In partnership with: StayInSchoolng Initiative – Nigeria
Our goal was to raise $624
$624 raised. THANK YOU!

Special thanks to: Jocelyn Burrows Vache for donating $20 from every sale for each beautiful Aura’s House necklace that she made herself. Visit her Cagibi Etsy Store. Special thanks also go to Aura’s House Partner, Anastasia Yecke and fiance Erik Gude, for donating $100 and helping us surpass the halfway point! Finally, special thanks to Aura’s House super-donor and all around project-finishing hero, Elvis Kibiti for making …