An important part of Hunger Strike is helping those in need. Participants do that by raising funds for those in need and serving those in need. Over the years, Hunger Strike has raised more than $100,000 to provide food to hungry people, necessities to rural communities, medical supplies to medical clinics, and water wells in rural villages throughout Tanzania. This year the funds that the teens raise will benefit St. Paul’s Mission Is Possible in Tanzania by sending deserving students to school and supporting FOCUS-OC.
Education is not a right in many developing countries. Sound strange? Maybe, but education is not a guarantee in Tanzania. In truth, many students never go to Secondary School in developing countries (the United States’ equivalent of High School) because public school is not free! So, one of the greatest things we can do is educate a student. Truly, the best way out of the cycle of poverty is to give someone an education.
Last year, Hunger Strike teens provided 61 scholarships to deserving students in Tanzania. So, again this year Hunger Strike participants will raise funds to benefit St. Paul’s Mission Is Possible in Tanzania by sending deserving students to school. Hunger Strike efforts will also support those closer to home through FOCUS Orange County.
We’re challenging Hunger Strike participants to raise at least $600 to help a deserving Tanzanian student achieve their dreams of an education and to help support those in need here in Orange County. All Tanzanian scholarships will be based on need and academic achievement. Grade maintenance will be required to retain the scholarship. Funds will also help support FOCUS-OC meet the needs of the working poor in Orange County, California.