Child Spark Initiative Inc.
My first professional experience as a Theatre Arts graduate was as the Drama Coordinator for a youth program in my hometown. I established a youth drama club that used drama, music and dance to promote adolescent and family health. However, funding soon dried up and the program was discontinued. This fueled my interest in exploring social entrepreneurship to create a steady stream of funding that can support non-profits working with children across the continent of Africa and beyond. As a TV/film producer, I have created a platform to accomplish this goal in a sustainable way on an annual basis.
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More about this loan
Child Spark Initiative Inc. is a musical project in support of children facing challenging circumstances in Africa and around the world, promoting peace and racial harmony. It is established to create a platform for children from African migrant communities to sing with children from host communities in the United States of America and a celebrity vocalist or musician once every year to raise funds. These funds will be disbursed to non-profits and individuals providing services to children through a special reality TV program.
What is the purpose of this loan?
We have laid the foundation for the business. This loan is what we need now to reach out to our target communities in the US and kick off our summer program. In addition to promoting and marketing the summer program, we are also bringing together a team of marketing interns whose goal is to reach out to at least one hundred small business who will donate at least one hundred dollars each. We have a fiscal sponsor through whom all donations are tax-deductible for these businesses. The loan will be used to produce 250 marketing brochures, 100 donation boxes and produce a marketing video promo.
Years in operation: 1 year – 3 years
A loan of $7,500 helps promote and market my project; run our maiden summer program for children and produce our theme song.