Intisar Abioto ’08 and The People Could Fly Project are going to Djibouti! From here:
We will be traveling with the ATA’s Young Professional Forum. The Project will be visiting with students at the University of Djibouti and sharing with school-age children the story of The People Could Fly by master children’s book author Virginia Hamilton. Hamilton passed away in 2002 leaving a great legacy of multi-cultural children’s literature. The Djibouti Government has graciously offered to sponsor our hotel accommodations, meals, and on-ground transportation.
Since we began The PCF Project last spring my sisters and I have worked to make the dream of documenting the dreams and stories of young people across the African Diaspora a reality. With a belief that anything can be accomplished we’ve taken our cameras, our hearts, hopes, and minds across the US, from our home in Memphis, TN to Philly, Washington, Jena LA, New York, San Francisco, St. Louis, Inglewood, Detroit, Atlanta, Nashville, Connecticut, Detroit, North Carolina, and Mississippi. We’ve filmed, photographed, and interviewed young people of color and anyone and everyone in the making of a documentary about the power of our dreams.
If you have a few bucks sitting in your Paypal account, you can help contribute to their travel fund though their blog. What do they need?
Roundtrip costs from Memphis to Djibouti, East Africa:
$340 x 3 ( As opposed to the $5,806 per person it would be otherwise. Insane insane insane I know..!)
$25 x 3
Visas to Djibouti
$50 x 3
Safety net money while traveling from Memphis to Amsterdam to Paris to Addis Ababa to Djibouti, and back.
Yellow fever shot for two;
Hotel, meals, on-site transportation, direction, and guides while there are courtesy of the Africa Travel Association and the government of Djibouti.
Total: A whopping $2985 for a journey for 3 people halfway across the world! yeah!
If you will contribute anything!
If even just 200 people out of the group contributed $5 that’d be $1000. Or if you can just give $3 or $2 or 50 cents!
It’s that serious. We are almost there!