Building the first sustainable school in postwar Liberia
In October 2018, our founder Akshay Nanavati will be traveling to Liberia as a part of a global delegation being filmed for a documentary reality TV series. While there, he will run 167 miles across the entire country from the Guinea, Liberia border to the capital city of Monrovia to help bring clean water to those that need it, raise awareness for notable projects on the ground and build the 1st sustainable vocational training school in postwar Liberia.
Join Akshay on the ground in Liberia as he runs across the country and help us build this school by clicking the donate button below. Rest assured that 100% of your donation will go directly to building the school and to the people that need it in Liberia. We will also be sending you videos, pictures and updates from on the ground in Liberia so you will see first-hand the direct impact you are making by supporting this run and this cause.
Liberia is the 4th poorest country in the world that is rebuilding after 15 years of a brutal civil war. Most of the population is under the age of 30, teachers make less than $30 a month, and there are many without access to clean drinking water or proper education.
The Fearvana Foundation will be partnering with acclaimed child rights activist, and winner of the World Children's Prize, Dr. Kimmie Weeks, who launched the Child's Disarmament Campaign and is credited for freeing 20,000 child soldiers by the age of just 15.
He has been likened to iconic leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Dr. Weeks has been the honored guest of kings and queens, and is a frequent speaker at the World Economic Forum and Harvard Business School. He has directly impacted the lives of more than 200,000 people in ten post war African nations via education, micro-finance, clean water and empowerment and academic training.
In partnership with Dr. Weeks, we will be working with Jeremiah Burgess, a Liberian civil war survivor, who found a copy of Napoleon Hill's, Think and Grow Rich while living in a Ghana refugee camp. Jeremiah applied the book's principles when he returned to his home country after the war to build a vocational training school from the ground up.
250 students graduated from Jeremiah's school last year with skills in architectural drawing, auto mechanics, carpentry and more. He also successfully trained and graduated 9 teachers.
However, last year, Jeremiah lost his major international donor.
One of the key problems in charitable giving is that it doesn’t create sustainable change. The Fearvana Foundation seeks to reverse this trend by supporting projects that become self-sustaining, thus guaranteeing a long lasting impact for generations to come.
Your contribution to this cause will help fund the first fully scalable Agro-Business model in Liberia.
With chickens, fish farms and agriculture, we will be funding jobs, creating needed food resources in the area, and will create a model for independent sustainability in a country that has traditionally relied on hand-outs.
Once thriving, Jeremiah has all he needs to build a lasting tribe of empowered people to make their own way in a country rebuilding after war and Ebola.
This school will be able to:
Train and graduate 250 vocational students per year
Teach up to 200 elementary students
Train up to 300 teachers per year in Empowerment and Leadership Training
Our goal is to get Jeremiah into a sustainable position within 6 months. He has mapped out budgets and timelines for us that have been corroborated by Dr. Weeks who will help manage the project.
We have raised over $5,000 so far and our goal is to reach $16,700, or $100 for every mile that Akshay will be running.
Having fought in the war in Iraq with the US Marines, and overcoming PTSD, depression and alcoholism that pushed him to the brink of suicide, Akshay has experienced first hand the destructive power of conflict, externally and internally.
Running brought him back from the darkest corners of his soul. Now he is using one of his vehicles of service to help our human family rise above their suffering.
In addition to being a platform to raise funds for the school, the run will be used to help bring clean water to people that need it across the country and help unite us as one big human family working together in service of the greater good.
A film crew will be joining Akshay and he will also be posting updates throughout the run to bring you on this incredible journey with him.
AS ONE, WE ARE STRONGER
Join Akshay, Dr. Weeks, Jeremiah and the global delegation to help transform a nation that has been through hell and back. Liberia is a microcosm of the power of humanity to rebuild from the ground up and create something beautiful together.
Rest assured that 100% of all donations will go directly to the people on the ground that need it. Your support will go towards creating the chicken, pig and fish farm, and building the Agro Business. This will be a full functioning animal husbandry program and agricultural farm that not only provides additional vocational training programs, but food as well. In an area where it’s challenging to get nutritious food, even local eggs, this is a huge value to the community.
Once this is built, phase 2 will be vocational school funding for one year as the farm is generating year one revenue. This will be a 10 month teacher training program for 50 teachers.
THANK YOU FOR DONATING
We will be sharing photos and videos from Liberia so you will be able to see first-hand the direct impact you are making by supporting this run and this cause.
Any donation of any size will be of great value. Even just sharing this page will be extremely appreciated. We are also offering these additional bonuses as a thank you for your support and contribution.
Any donation: During the run, Akshay will be sharing a personal video thanking you for your support.
$50 or more: Everything from above and a signed copy of “Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How To Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness,” which has been endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Sponsor a mile for $100 or more: Everything from above and a shirt of your choice as a part of the Fearvana clothing line that hasn’t been publicly launched yet. You will be among the first in the world to receive these shirts that embody the ethos of Fearvana. You will be a part of the birth of this global movement. We also encourage you to get out there and run a mile as well :)
$300 or more: Everything from above, and photos and videos from students on the ground in Liberia personally thanking you for your support.
$1,000 or more: Everything from above and free access to 3 of Akshay’s digital information training programs of your choosing that range from topics including how to make or break any habit at will, peak performance, productivity, entrepreneurship, lucid dreaming, and/or publicity training. Akshay has spent years mastering all of these topics and is now creating training programs around these topics. Collectively, these 3 courses will be valued at over $2,000.
$5,000 or more: Everything from above and Akshay will do a free keynote speech or workshop for your organization (not including travel expenses). Click here to learn more about Akshay as a speaker.
Custom donation package: Please feel free to reach out to us here if you have any other ideas on how we might collaborate in some way. We would love to co-create something beautiful together with you.
We acknowledge and appreciate the immense value of your time, energy and money. We honor that by offering these extra bonuses as a way to express our sincere gratitude for devoting some of these precious resources towards our cause.
Join us in supporting and documenting the limitlessness of the human potential to rise above war, conflict and suffering.