3 longboarders from Alberta decided they wanted to make a difference. So they longboard great distances to raise awareness and funds for Busiga, Burundi.
Richard Charter, Jordan Smith, and Caleb Sinn are three young people who want to make a difference in the world. They all share a passion for longboarding, and through this passion they seek to make change. They board great distances to raise awareness and funds for projects that are based in Busiga, Burundi. They longboarded across Alberta in July of 2013, and they have their eyes set on pushing across BC this coming July. This is Push for Burundi.
Burundi is a small and beautiful country in the heart of Africa that is filled with beautiful people. It is also the poorest country in the world. Burundi was profoundly affected by the same genocide that was experienced in Rwanda and ten years of civil war left in its wake a Burundi that is broken yet beautiful.
Living in Burundi is a tribe of people called the Batwa. Within one of the poorest countries in the world, the Batwa are a marginalized people group and the poorest of the poor. Their average life expectancy is only 27 years.
Loveworks is a non-profit organization that exists to end extreme poverty through engaging young people to help create change in our world. Through on the ground partnerships Loveworks is working to empower the Batwa community living in the village of Busiga. It is because of Loveworks' support that this campaign is happening.
Access to medical care can significantly impact a community. Dramatically reducing disease and preventable deaths builds the confidence of a community and equips them with hope as they work their way to a higher quality of life. When a community gains access to affordable medical care people are able to grow and develop their potential while also contributing to society.
This is why our campaign is focusing on raising funds to build a medical clinic in Busiga.
In order to get this medical clinic up and running, we need your help. You can be part of the ride in a few different ways.
-GIVE: you can make a monetary donation towards the campaign, more specifically the medical clinic being built in Busiga. You can do this online on the campaign page. http://www.ourloveworks.com/#!g/pushforburundi
-SHARE: share this story with people. Get involved yourself, and get your friends and family excited and involved as well.
If you have an questions, post on the page, message the page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all of your support. Together we will bring hope to Burundi.
SPONSORS AND SUPPORT
So blessed to have these guys supporting us! We cant thank them enough for all that they are doing! These guys make some of the best skateboards on the planet and we are super stoked to have them under our feet!
Super stoked to have this amazing skateshop supporting us on our trek, they are doing amazing things for us and we are so thankful to have them involved
We were privileged to have this talented photographer take the pictures that you currently see on this page!