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1 Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. International Awareness Project for 2006 – 2007 sorority year School Supply Project for the African Nations of Cameroon and Ghana

2 Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. School Supply Project for African Nations The Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. embarked on a project to provide school supplies to children in two African Nations, Cameroon and Ghana. The project was coordinated by the International Awareness Committee. The committee’s point of contact in Cameroon was Soror Debbie Johnson-Ross, who is a Fulbright Grant Recipient and professor from McDaniel College in Maryland. Soror Johnson-Ross, who is currently teaching at Bea University in Cameroon, brought to the chapter’s attention the need for school supplies as well as tuition assistance for young girls in the village of Pinyin in Cameroon. In Cameroon students pay tuition to attend primary school at one of the schools in the village. The Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. embarked on a project to provide school supplies to children in two African Nations, Cameroon and Ghana. The project was coordinated by the International Awareness Committee. The committee’s point of contact in Cameroon was Soror Debbie Johnson-Ross, who is a Fulbright Grant Recipient and professor from McDaniel College in Maryland. Soror Johnson-Ross, who is currently teaching at Bea University in Cameroon, brought to the chapter’s attention the need for school supplies as well as tuition assistance for young girls in the village of Pinyin in Cameroon. In Cameroon students pay tuition to attend primary school at one of the schools in the village. When the International Awareness Committee introduced the project to the chapter in the fall of 2006, chapter members began requesting to support individual students. The committee began collecting donations from chapter members, their families and friends. The chapter raised over $2000 which was used to purchase school supplies and to pay the tuition and fees for 20 young ladies. When the International Awareness Committee introduced the project to the chapter in the fall of 2006, chapter members began requesting to support individual students. The committee began collecting donations from chapter members, their families and friends. The chapter raised over $2000 which was used to purchase school supplies and to pay the tuition and fees for 20 young ladies. The committee elicited the help of the chapter’s DELTA GEMS participants in organizing and packing the school supplies to be transported to Cameroon. The DELTA GEMS also sent letters and pictures of support to the children. The committee elicited the help of the chapter’s DELTA GEMS participants in organizing and packing the school supplies to be transported to Cameroon. The DELTA GEMS also sent letters and pictures of support to the children.

3 School Supply Project for African Nations, cont. The school supplies and a check for $1500 were taken to Cameroon by Zephia Bryant, Director of Multicultural Services, McDaniel College and eight students from the college in January The check was given to Soror Rebecca Mbuh, founder of Help the Orphans of Pinyin Education (HOPE) Foundation to assist approximately 20 young women with their tuition for school. The school supplies were distributed to children in Bambili and Pinyin. The school supplies and a check for $1500 were taken to Cameroon by Zephia Bryant, Director of Multicultural Services, McDaniel College and eight students from the college in January The check was given to Soror Rebecca Mbuh, founder of Help the Orphans of Pinyin Education (HOPE) Foundation to assist approximately 20 young women with their tuition for school. The school supplies were distributed to children in Bambili and Pinyin. Sorors Johnson-Ross and Rebecca Mbuh sent pictures and letters of thanks to the chapter for their generous donations. Sorors Johnson-Ross and Rebecca Mbuh sent pictures and letters of thanks to the chapter for their generous donations. Chapter member Heather Green took school supplies with her on vacation to Ghana. While there she visited the Village of Abokobi and made contacts with a school there that stated they were in need of supplies. Soror Green gave over 20lbs worth of pencils, pens, glue sticks, etc. which she carried from Columbia, MD all the way to Ghana on her vacation. The children showed much appreciation. The children appreciated it so much they almost toppled over Soror Green to get the supplies. The teachers were able to settle the kids down so they were all able to get equal share of the supplies. Soror Green shared her experience as well as pictures with the chapter members to show how far the chapter’s efforts have gone. Chapter member Heather Green took school supplies with her on vacation to Ghana. While there she visited the Village of Abokobi and made contacts with a school there that stated they were in need of supplies. Soror Green gave over 20lbs worth of pencils, pens, glue sticks, etc. which she carried from Columbia, MD all the way to Ghana on her vacation. The children showed much appreciation. The children appreciated it so much they almost toppled over Soror Green to get the supplies. The teachers were able to settle the kids down so they were all able to get equal share of the supplies. Soror Green shared her experience as well as pictures with the chapter members to show how far the chapter’s efforts have gone.

4 School supplies donated to the children of the villages of Pinyin and Bambili in Cameroon. Supplies distributed January 2007

5 Children in the villages of Pinyin and Bambili receiving school supplies donated by Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

6 McDaniel College students and one of the teachers at the school hand out the donated school supplies.

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8 Soror Deborah Johnson-Ross presents a check for $1500 to Mr. Sama Daniel Mokom, legal advisor for The Help Orphans of Pinyin Educate (HOPE) Foundation. The monies will pay the tuition and fees for 20 young women to attend school. The donation was made by Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

9 Zephia Bryant, Director, Multicultural Activities at McDaniel College; Mr. Sama Daniel Mokom and Soror Deborah Johnson-Ross

10 Zephia and Deborah speaking with one of the school’s teachers.

11 School supplies donated to the children of the Village of Abokobi in the African Nation of Ghana Supplies distributed February 2007

12 Heather in the Village of Abokobi in Ghana.

13 School supplies given to the school’s director School supplies given to the school’s director

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18 Students being attentive and eager to learn.

19 Heather handing out the supplies.

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21 The students were very eager to get some of the supplies.

22 Heather’s reinforcements helping her hand out the supplies.

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24 ALL GONE!!!!

25 The students show their appreciation for the supplies.

26 Letter of Thanks

27 The International Awareness would like to thank….. The Chapter received a lot of support from members, families and friends to ensure this project was a success. The International Awareness Committee would like to thank our Chapter President June Alexander for her steadfast support of this project. Thanks also to the members of the Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter for not just their support but also to their family and friends who helped this project become bigger than expected. The Chapter received a lot of support from members, families and friends to ensure this project was a success. The International Awareness Committee would like to thank our Chapter President June Alexander for her steadfast support of this project. Thanks also to the members of the Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter for not just their support but also to their family and friends who helped this project become bigger than expected. The International Awareness Committee consists of the following chapter members: The International Awareness Committee consists of the following chapter members: Alice Bey, co-chair Alice Bey, co-chair Claudia Goodall, co-chair Claudia Goodall, co-chair Heather Green Heather Green Deborah Joyner Deborah Joyner Barbara Miller Barbara Miller Robin Steele Robin Steele Odessa Mitchell Odessa Mitchell

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