Passports with Purpose to Support School Building and Adult Literacy in Mali, Africa


Today, Passports with Purpose announced buildOn as the 2013 beneficiary of the annual travel blogging community fundraiser. With a goal of $115,000, Passports with Purpose (PwP) and buildOn will build three primary schools and fund three Adult Literacy Programs in the Sikasso Region of Mali, Africa.

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During the fundraiser, participating bloggers procure a prize, write about Passports with Purpose and the prize on their blog, and promote the fundraiser in social media and among their network of contacts. Past prizes included vacation packages, electronics and gear and amazing travel experiences. The Passports with Purpose website hosts a list of all the available prizes. For each $10 donated, eligible donors will be entered to win a prize of their choice. After the fundraiser ends, a winner is randomly selected for each prize. Funds raised go to buildOn.

“At Passports with Purpose, we believe that education is a fundamental human right. That means we’re committed to supporting sustainable projects promoting education for all in communities in the developing world,” said Mara Gorman, Passports with Purpose board member. “We are excited to partner with buildOn, which has a long track record of success in building not just schools, but autonomy and local partnerships.”

Mark your calendars: the online fundraiser will begin on November 25, 2013 at 11:59pm EST and end on December 9, 2013 at 11:59pm EST on