Youth Development

Blue Kitabu

  • Boston, MA
  • http://www.bluekitabu.org

Mission Statement

We believe that education is a basic human right and that every child throughout
the world deserves the opportunity to attend school so they can brighten their prospects
for the future.  

We also believe that education is the best way to come together as human beings to
promote peace and understanding.

By providing children across the world with schools, scholarships and other educational
necessities, we can achieve our goals.

Main Programs

  1. Asebu Sustainable Free School Project

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Service Areas

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International

Blue Kitabu works in Ghana and Rwanda currently, but is always seeking
to expand and has project prospects in Kenya and in India as well. 
Although the majority of our work is done internationally, we also have
a strong presence in the Boston community where we work with volunteers
and members of the community to get them involved and interested in
sustainable education.

ruling year

2009

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Elizabeth M Barreras

Keywords

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Africa Education Sustainability Youth Empowerment

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EIN

26-3396395

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (O19)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Asebu Sustainable Free School Project

We are building a school for over 200 HIV/AIDS orphans and street children in a community called Asebu near Cape Coast in Ghana.  The community is one of the poorest in the country. 

The school will be 7 classrooms, a computer/library room, three toilet facilities, a kitchen and vast land for them to learn entrepreneurial skills.  The children will be given practical training in farming and vocational skills through hands-on methods.  Blue Kitabu is developing an innovative teacher training so that the teacher will know how to perform applied learning techniques.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$40,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Blue Kitabu works in Ghana and Rwanda currently, but is always seeking
to expand and has project prospects in Kenya and in India as well. 
Although the majority of our work is done internationally, we also have
a strong presence in the Boston community where we work with volunteers
and members of the community to get them involved and interested in
sustainable education.

Funding Needs

We need funding to support, continue and expand our project range.  We also need to cover operational expenses.  Every single member of the organization is currently working as a volunteer, and in order to continue to retain these stupendous members, we need to also fund operational costs.

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Blue Kitabu

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Principal Officer

Elizabeth M Barreras

BIO

Elizabeth has worked and done research throughout West Africa in various educational settings.  Her primary contacts are in Ghana, as she has spent the most time working there with primary schools through Accra.  She has also done work in minority education in Los Angeles, CA and the parallels and issues in both education systems drew her to start the organization.

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BOARD CHAIR

Elizabeth Barreras

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