|Opportunity : A Unique Giving Program to Share in the Adventure of Life|
OPPORTUNITY is an initiative of AVSI-USA to link donors from the U.S. with the projects that AVSI supports around the world. In doing so, donors can participate in the "adventure of life" as being lived out in circumstances far different from ones own--in Brazil, Mexico and Kenya.
Donors are asked to make a long-term committment to one of three exceptional institutions which are trusted partners of AVSI and deeply embedded in their local communities. Donors become "Partners" with the organizations along their path of service and growth.
For more information on the program, dowload the Brochure and read on!
Become a Partner Today!
There are two simple steps to becoming a partner. First, complete and return a Registration Form. Second, make your first donation. To make a donation on-line, go to the DONATE button on the left side of the page and indicate "Opportunity" as the purpose. You will receive confirmation of your donation and registration within a few days.
Opportunity 1: Brazil: Cantinho da Natureza in Rio de Janeiro
The Cantinho is a multi-functional community cetner with a full-time nursery school, after-school programs for at-risk youth, activities for adolescents and evening classes for adults. The center directly challenges the common mentality of resignation and indifference so prevalent in the Brazilian favela.
A contribution to the Cantinho will help to expand after-school programs including career counseling, giving adolescents an alternative to spending their free time on the streets. For more information about Cantinho see its website: http://www.cantinhodanatureza.org.br/
Opportunity 2: Mexico: Desarrollo Integral de la Juventud Oaxaquena (DIJO) in Oaxaca
DIJO is a community organization that runs activities in five centers in poor neighborhoods around the city of Oaxaca in central Mexico. After-school programs including remedial lessons, recreation, arts and sports provide crucial support to children along their personal and educational paths.
A contribution to DIJO will ensure children and pregnant mothers access to regular, nutritious meals through the expansion of community kitchens. For more information about DIJO see its website: http://www.dijo.org.mx/
Opportunity 3: Kenya: Cardinal Otunga High School in Nairobi
This high school is the fruit of an exceptional undertaking by parents and teachers concern about the quality and limited access to secondary school education available to their children. The school provides a holistic education for the children of this urban area outside of Nairobi regardless of their ability to pay.
A contribution to the Cardinal Otunga High School will increase the number of scholarships available and will contribute to a resource fund for the library and laboratories. For more information see the school's website: http://www.cardinalotungaschool.ac.ke/