The Horace Mann High School started its first project with World Connect this past year. The chapter wanted to select a project that would focus on women and girls, while still benefitting the community as a whole. We chose the project “Goats for Healthy Living” in Kenya. This project would give the members of the Kapkangani Support Group goats to provide the women with economic opportunities while still boosting the village’s economy as a whole. Not only would this project benefit the economy, but it would also improve the health of the villagers.
The Horace Mann School raised around $550 through bake sales and by selling bracelets the team made. The team held three bake sales throughout the year. Students met on a weekly basis during the clubs period, along with the clubs advisor, to organize the fundraisers and make the bracelets that were sold at one of the bake sales.