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Kuumba Village Renovation Project

Kuumba Village would love your support in providing scholarships, renovating our garden and learning space to better serve our village.

$550
pledged of$45,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on July 31, 2024

Project Description

My name is Morgan Hankston and I am the creator of Kuumba Village, an Afrikan centered educational partner started in May of 2022, that provides culturally relative resources, education, and consultation in support of enhancing independent learner’s experience for ages 3-18 and their families.

 

Our Village is creative-focused, in nature, that allow learners to heal and grow in knowing that their heritage and ancestors were creators of the world which is left out of mainstream historical attributions. Our creative cultural model will also study and celebrate the true positive heritage of all students enrolled. 

 

To complete my project (the first of many), I’m launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise $45,000 in 45 days. Proceeds from the campaign will be used to serve our growing student body by expanding, renovating and upgrading our education residence that is a 5-room space that houses 40 students, 5 educators and 2 admin staff. This project will transform our village into an eclectic healing space with cultural art hangings, peace & tranquil decor, water features in each space, colorful plants, and fun alternative learning study areas that will accommodate social learning to boost esteem and apt for peer awareness. In addition, funds will increase our culturally relative content to personalize learning and enrichment, and last but not least, to expand our community garden outdoor space. With your support, our small waiting list, of in-need families, will become active students and all students will continue to have an opportunity to self-direct their interests while developing as intuitive sovereign citizens: Being understanding, building character, while instilling an attitude of appreciation in giving back to the generations behind them is the mission of our village and is what we define as true engagement and success.

 

 

                                                    Timeline & Cost Breakdown

 

 

 

 

                                                       Blueprint of Our Village

 

 

 

I was inspired to use “Kuumba” for our Village to share the purpose and meaning behind the name "Kuumba" which is the Swahili word, “Creativity.” As our annual family celebration of our heritage during the winter, it is also celebrated as the 6th principle of Kwanza (“first fruits”-celebration of Afrika and ancestral roots) with practical ways of uplifting the community. Creativity meaning to perform acts that leave the community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it." -Dr. Maulana Karenga

 

My Vision

I’m really passionate about our village because our heritage and ancestor’s contribution to the world is marginalized, overlooked, distorted and is not passed down to future generations. I trust this project will resonate with people interested in supporting our mission to restore knowledge, re-member (restore) our fractured history, and moving forward to begin to build-up and equip our student’s confidence of who they are as well as highlight the goal of every learner acknowledging the power and creativity within.

 

 

Our project will begin on Oct. 9th 2023 with the 5-room renovation & upgrades, expansion of our outside gardening area to incorporate native plants for nature studies, implementation of our cultural content in STEM and Ancient African and African American History as well as provide scholarships assistance to a few of our new enrolled students at our current location in Temescal Valley, CA (Inland Empire area).

 

 

Be sure to check out our cutest pet(s) drawing that will take place at the end of our campaign. This will be a LIVE drawing for supporters who give $1,000 and own a pet fury(s). Check out the reward for more details.

 

Also, 

Kuumba T-shirts and various Afro-style earrings donated by Holistic Vibez (Shop & Wellness Center) located in our community.

www.shopholisticvibez.com

 

 

 

 

 

We thank you for your support!❤️

Asante sana

 

 

 

 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I donate on Kuumba Village’s Website or only through ifundwomen’s website? - Yes, please visit: www.kuumbavillage.com and click on the donation tab
  • Are all donations made via rewards? You can either support to receive available rewards or give monetarily out of the kindness of your heart?
  • When are rewards received? t-shirts rewards are recieved a week from the end date of the campaign and all other rewards are mailed within 3-5 business days

     

 

 

Betty Frederick
11/24/2023
Monetary Contribution
$50
Terri Mays
11/19/2023
Monetary Contribution
$100
Kathleen Hawkins
11/19/2023
Monetary Contribution
$100
Anne Olin
10/02/2023
Monetary Contribution
$100
Kimberly
09/23/2023
Monetary Contribution
$200
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

5 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Cutest Pet Drawing

For this drawing, any donor who would like to support our mission with a $1,000 donation and have a cute fury animal, they are eligible to enter the drawing by submitting a photo of your pet(s) (in one photo) to [email protected] Please provide the name(s) and favorite snack of your furry animal(s). 

Winner will receive the final t-shirt w/their featured animal(s)!

The LIVE drawing will take place 1-week after the campaign end date and the chosen pet will be the face on Kuumba Village t-shirts for the year. (You don’t have to be present and we will notify you should you be chosen). All entries will be notified via email of drawing date and time.

We look forward to meeting your furry animal(s) and we thank you for your support! 

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50.00 USD
Kuumba Village t-shirt

Thank you for your support!

100% cotton Kuumba logo t-shirts designed by one of our very own student, Raelyn. She is studying jazz piano, digital media & photography!

Please be sure to note your shirt size in the comment section.

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25.00 USD
Afro-style Earrings

Please select style and note in comments section when checking out. There are 3 pairs for each selection below. 

“LOVE MY HAIR” (3)

“MELANIN GODDESS” (3)

“MAMA AFRICA” (3)

“DAUGHTER’S KISS” (3)

“PINK WRAP ZEN” (3)

Earrings donated by Holistic Vibez (shop & wellness center)

Location: 1390 W 6th Street, Ste, 130, Corona CA

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500.00 USD
Various Learner’s Handwork Bundle

Show some support for our learner’s handwork. 

Our learner’s enjoy handwork outdoors as it reduces stress, strengthens their focus and plus its just plain peaceful!!

Bundle items includes a “Hey Sunshine” woodwork hanging, finger knitted snakes, and knitted leg warmer.

Let’s put a smile on their faces for all their hard work!🧶✂️🪡🪵

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About the Entrepreneur

Corona, CA
Created 1 Campaign
Business Services
Social Good

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

5 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Cutest Pet Drawing

For this drawing, any donor who would like to support our mission with a $1,000 donation and have a cute fury animal, they are eligible to enter the drawing by submitting a photo of your pet(s) (in one photo) to [email protected] Please provide the name(s) and favorite snack of your furry animal(s). 

Winner will receive the final t-shirt w/their featured animal(s)!

The LIVE drawing will take place 1-week after the campaign end date and the chosen pet will be the face on Kuumba Village t-shirts for the year. (You don’t have to be present and we will notify you should you be chosen). All entries will be notified via email of drawing date and time.

We look forward to meeting your furry animal(s) and we thank you for your support! 

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0 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Kuumba Village t-shirt

Thank you for your support!

100% cotton Kuumba logo t-shirts designed by one of our very own student, Raelyn. She is studying jazz piano, digital media & photography!

Please be sure to note your shirt size in the comment section.

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Afro-style Earrings

Please select style and note in comments section when checking out. There are 3 pairs for each selection below. 

“LOVE MY HAIR” (3)

“MELANIN GODDESS” (3)

“MAMA AFRICA” (3)

“DAUGHTER’S KISS” (3)

“PINK WRAP ZEN” (3)

Earrings donated by Holistic Vibez (shop & wellness center)

Location: 1390 W 6th Street, Ste, 130, Corona CA

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Various Learner’s Handwork Bundle

Show some support for our learner’s handwork. 

Our learner’s enjoy handwork outdoors as it reduces stress, strengthens their focus and plus its just plain peaceful!!

Bundle items includes a “Hey Sunshine” woodwork hanging, finger knitted snakes, and knitted leg warmer.

Let’s put a smile on their faces for all their hard work!🧶✂️🪡🪵

1 Left
0 Supporters
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