Progress report #1
Hello Mr. Charles Quist-Adade. I hope that you are having a great time in Ghana. This is our group’s first progress report so far.
Our message to the attendants of the events, staff members and other volunteers, who will guide and help us in any way.
“Our sociology class inspired us to create this fundraising event for deprived students in Ghana to receive scholarships for their education”
“What got us thinking was our sociology professor himself. Where he is today wouldn’t be possible without such scholarships.”
Our potential events venues; School gym or the conference centre, Arts centre or a Bear Creek Park Hall.
Types of Events; Movie Night, and a Fashion (beauty) show.
As for the first event, we will possibly host this program a weekend before Halloween and encourage the kids to come in their Halloween costumes. Our audience for the event include young kids and teens.
Our Movie Night theme is possibly going to be associated with Halloween. Thus, we will likely show a horror movie for kids. Ex. Monster Inc., Goonies, Monster House, Coralline, Corpse Bride. (Any one of them)
For our sales, we will have a concession there as well. Concession food includes Popcorn, Candies, Pop Cans, Chips, Hot Dogs, etc….. (All range to reasonable prices)
We recently found out that we cannot charge the attendants anything for this event, as we will be using the screen and the School’s conference centre or gym. Because we cannot legally charge them, we will be at the door collecting donations of the event day.
We have also taught of doing a raffle draw for many small prizes. The best prize, which will be a gift card or a movie pass, will be awarded to a boy/ or a girl with the best Halloween Costume.
Ways of Promotions: Kwantlen’s website (we will post a column about this event), Facebook (creating an event and updating on it so that we know how many people are going to attend), Posters at Kwantlen and at near Elementary schools as well. We will also set up a table in the main building a weekend before the event. This will attract people to this event, and at the same time, we will collect donations.
We still need to arrange a movie screen and a popcorn machine for this event though.
Information of our second event will be updated on the second progress report, as we are still uncertain about it.
Progress Report #2
So we joined the other group in for our grand event called “Ghana dinner and dance.” All of us aimed to sell as many tickets as possible and get sponsors as well. We did lots of promotion on facebook and in the university itself ( through the event poster on the university’s bulletin boards). The event took place on November 16. It was declared a success because we made a profit of nearly $3350. Aside the issues we had with the other groups, everything went smoothly. A week earlier we did a small fundraiser of a bake sale at the university. It was associated with the Halloween theme. From that, we raised $150. Everyone contributed equally to both fundraisers.
Progress Report #3
Our last fundraiser was another bake sale that took place after our event. It was associated with the Christmas theme. We raised over $100. Everyone gave in their best performance for all the fundraisers. Overall we all enjoyed the project. We hope that the needy children in Ghana can also enjoy the gift of scholarships. This alternative assignment has been great for us and we are proud to be a part of it.