The end of the year is right around the corner and I have the prefect teacher gift idea for you.
Buy a bracelet for your kid’s teacher and educate kids by paying teacher’s salaries in Kenya. How cool is that idea? Most Massai families can only afford to send one child to school. And? That is always a boy. Their daughters go uneducated. Want to help send their daughters? By simply doing something you were already going to do anyway? Then instead of the usual teacher gift suspects, this year buy them a beautiful bracelet that gives back.
You can send a young Massai girl to school for the first time simply by buying a Leakey Collection bracelet for your teacher.
Utilizing remnants of Zulugrass, Maasai artisans are designing one-of-a-kind bracelets to symbolize the bright futures of educated children. The Leakey Collection will donate 100% of their profits from the sales of these bracelets to pay for teachers’ salaries in rural Kenya. Purchasing 5 bracelets pays for a teacher’s salary for 1 day.
After the first year of this program, the ratio of kids to teachers in rural Kenya went from 80:1 to 40:1. Furthermore the funds have enabled Maasai families to send a second child to school. In every single case, that second child has been a girl.
You buy for your teacher and a teacher in Kenya gets paid. Winner winner chicken dinner.
And don’t just buy the beads yourself. Have the kids pitch in. Get a few kids together and buy six strands for $64.95. If they aren’t yet old enough to have a job and have their own money, offer them a job or two around the house so they can earn their part. Imagine how good it will make them feel to work for, purchase and give away not only a gift to their own teachers, but to Massai teachers in Kenya and young girls who would otherwise never be able to get an education.
THE LEAKEY COLLECTION GIVEAWAY
Since you are going to be on the site anyway buying for a teacher, why not buy a little something for yourself too? I am giving away a $100.00 gift certificate to be used at The Leakey Collection. Go take a look at the site…The Leakey Collection…I’ll wait. What will you buy with your gift certificate? The wooden spoons and a cutting board? Their fabulous new Marula oil for your skin (one of my faves) or a beautiful piece of handmade jewelry? Leave a comment below telling me which product you would buy and you will be registered to win the $100 gift certificate. This giveaway closes at midnight PST on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
For another chance to win, head on over to RockOnMommies and enter on her site too!
I was not paid or given any product to write this post. I simply love the product and love the people who work at this amazing organization!