Raising Money for the Millennium Village Project Through Referendum Initiative
In the 2008/2009 school year Students To End Extreme Poverty at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada started a referendum initiative to support the Millennium Village Project. The goal was to add a 6$ levy to the tuition. The student body voted overwhelmingly in favour of this initiative to add the levy to their student union fees. Now approximately 120 thousand dollars a year is going to Millennium Promise to support a Millennium Village in Tiby, Mali.
Sometimes quick and effective action goes a long way. The levy can be any amount, but in perspective for the price of a meal, a latte, a few coffees, a movie pass . . it can save lives. An MVP's supports 5000 people and gives them the tools they need to lift themselves out of extreme poverty.
The MVPs are is amazing project headed by Millennium promise and is breaking ground to achieve the MDG's in Sub Saharan Africa.
Here are some good links for more information:
If you are at University or College and would like to start a referendum of your own, visit STEEP's website at: http://www.endextremepoverty.ca/takeaction.html and click to download a toolkit!!