Help Choose the 2018-2019 International World Understanding Project

The International World Understanding Committee has developed a procedure to select a World Understanding project. That procedure provides for chapters and S/P/Ns to submit proposals for consideration by the membership.

The World Understanding committee evaluated each proposal submitted by the deadline. Three projects (below) were selected; you may choose one. ONLY ONE VOTE PER MEMBER. Here are the three ways you may vote:
1. At your Regional Conference.
2. At AlphaDeltaKappa.org between June 1 and August 1, 2018. Click here for the online ballot. 
3. By mail. Check one of the boxes, download/print this ballot and send it to Alpha Delta Kappa International Headquarters, 1615 West 92nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64114. It must be postmarked by August 1, 2018.

Alpha Delta Kappa members will choose which of these deserving projects we will support. Funds will be donated to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation this fall, winter and spring. The chosen organization will receive the funds at the 2019 International Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The target amount for all three projects is $50,000.

The Three Projects are:

PROJECT C.H.E.A.R.
Making a Children’s Home with Education and Agriculture a Reality in Tanzania

Project CHEAR’s goal is to build a solar powered 40-bed children’s home and small school to meet all basic needs of orphaned, abused, and extremely impoverished children in Babati, Tanzania. Literacy skills will be taught in our classrooms to underachieving and illiterate children living at the children’s home and within the community. Successful achievement will allow integration into the government’s formal education program. Establishing an agricultural area containing gardens, orchards, and livestock will promote life-skills and long-term self-sustainability. This pioneer project will be the only one of its kind in a region of 1.3 million people. HarambeeFoundation.org

Project Sewing Seeds of Hope

Sewing Seeds of Hope will provide destitute teens and women in the poor hillside village of Mahanaim, South India, with the critical skills, emotional, economic, and social support and self-confidence to support their families and transform their lives for generations to come, breaking the desperate cycle of poverty. The Alpha Delta Kappa World Understanding Project will make possible a modern permanent facility, the Mahanaim Vocational Training and Community Center, where 40 villagers, including girls, women, and differently-abled persons, will learn sewing, knitting, embroidery, tailoring, mat weaving, and basket-making skills, and develop a sustainable market for their products – resulting in new productive lives. BethaniaKids.org

Project TEACH TOO

TEACH TOO requests grant funds to construct transitional housing for 48 older teens to enable them to finish their education and learn an occupation. According to Haitian law, children residing in licensed orphanages cannot remain after the age of eighteen. As a result, older students have had to leave the Imagine Missions orphanage without the skills or abilities required to be independent and successful. Transitional housing with occupancy limited to two years or less enables these students to finish their most important goal—completing their education. Imagine Missions will mentor these students and assist them throughout this process. ImagineMissions.org

Click here for the online ballot