Patrick (Patch) Pressoir

Purpose Driven Life
  • My Goal:
  • $10,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $102
  • # of Donations:
  • 2
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Welcome to my fundraising page!

I am about to show you how a simple act today has the potential to drastically change the lives of thousands of people and for many generations to come.

So, let me ask you, do you think education is a basic human right?

Would you agree that an education is about more than just learning “stuff”?

…That an education helps kids with skills beyond the classroom like leadership and communication, self-confidence and critical thinking…

…That these skills pave the way for future leaders and agents of positive change who aspire to make their communities and the world a better place…

I think so.

We also know that multiple studies and extensive research have proven that increased education means decreased crime rates.  This is a logical correlation considering that students spending more time in schools are learning to become better citizens.

It only makes sense then, that we should give every chance possible to our kids to get that education, right?

But in many developing countries, the problem is not just about keeping kids in school – it’s that there aren’t enough schools!

Tens of thousands of kids have to walk miles to get to the nearest classroom and 57 million kids have no classrooms at all.

And building schools is one thing, but without adequate lighting or power in classrooms, conditions for learning are extremely degraded and classrooms are reduced to nothing more than shelters from the elements.

Let me ask you, would you rather strain your eyes trying to read a dog-eared text book while sitting in a damp, dark and cramped classroom with stale air or would you rather be outside playing with your friends?

Can we blame them for not even bothering going to school in those conditions?

There’s no doubt that a classroom without adequate lighting and ventilation makes a huge difference but in developing countries, electricity is expensive and a significant barrier to building more schools…

Until now.

New technologies developed by Solar City not only harness the free power from the sun but can also store that power for future use.  Which means that schools can basically generate all the electricity they need (at no additional cost).

This means we can build more schools.

And get more kids in classrooms.

And give them better futures.

By supporting GivePower, you can help us partner with and train community members and other organizations to install and maintain solar power systems on new and existing schools in developing countries. 

Your one-time donation will result in a lasting change that will help hundreds if not thousands of students get on the path to a brighter future.

How cool is that?

It’s like a gift that keeps on giving.

There is no doubt that power can instantly make a difference to the 1.3 billion people living without electricity worldwide.  The environmental and social benefits of clean renewable energy will lift communities from some of the worst poverty imaginable. 

When you give solar power, you’re not only providing communities with light, but you’re impacting all facets of their lives, including education, health and economy

Help us GivePower by donating today! 

Thanks so much for your generosity!

 

Patrick (Patch) Pressoir

p.s. If you can't make a donation at this point, help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter!

Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include the link to my page! (http://my.givepowerfoundation.org/PurposeDrivenLife)

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Patrick Pressoir is fundraising for Clean Power Changes Lives benefiting GivePower Foundation.

Welcome to my fundraising page!

I am about to show you how a simple act today has the potential to drastically change the lives of thousands of people and for many generations to come.

So, let me ask you, do you think education is a basic human right?

Would you agree that an education is about more than just learning “stuff”?

…That an education helps kids with skills beyond the classroom like leadership and communication, self-confidence and critical thinking…

…That these skills pave the way for future leaders and agents of positive change who aspire to make their communities and the world a better place…

I think so.

We also know that multiple studies and extensive research have proven that increased education means decreased crime rates.  This is a logical correlation considering that students spending more time in schools are learning to become better citizens.

It only makes sense then, that we should give every chance possible to our kids to get that education, right?

But in many developing countries, the problem is not just about keeping kids in school – it’s that there aren’t enough schools!

Tens of thousands of kids have to walk miles to get to the nearest classroom and 57 million kids have no classrooms at all.

And building schools is one thing, but without adequate lighting or power in classrooms, conditions for learning are extremely degraded and classrooms are reduced to nothing more than shelters from the elements.

Let me ask you, would you rather strain your eyes trying to read a dog-eared text book while sitting in a damp, dark and cramped classroom with stale air or would you rather be outside playing with your friends?

Can we blame them for not even bothering going to school in those conditions?

There’s no doubt that a classroom without adequate lighting and ventilation makes a huge difference but in developing countries, electricity is expensive and a significant barrier to building more schools…

Until now.

New technologies developed by Solar City not only harness the free power from the sun but can also store that power for future use.  Which means that schools can basically generate all the electricity they need (at no additional cost).

This means we can build more schools.

And get more kids in classrooms.

And give them better futures.

By supporting GivePower, you can help us partner with and train community members and other organizations to install and maintain solar power systems on new and existing schools in developing countries. 

Your one-time donation will result in a lasting change that will help hundreds if not thousands of students get on the path to a brighter future.

How cool is that?

It’s like a gift that keeps on giving.

There is no doubt that power can instantly make a difference to the 1.3 billion people living without electricity worldwide.  The environmental and social benefits of clean renewable energy will lift communities from some of the worst poverty imaginable. 

When you give solar power, you’re not only providing communities with light, but you’re impacting all facets of their lives, including education, health and economy

Help us GivePower by donating today! 

Thanks so much for your generosity!

 

Patrick (Patch) Pressoir

p.s. If you can't make a donation at this point, help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter!

Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include the link to my page! (http://my.givepowerfoundation.org/PurposeDrivenLife)

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Clean Power Changes Lives

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