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I am fundraising for my Fordham University Global Outreach project in Ecuador! Any contribution of you is really appreciated. Thank you!

Let's start with a short introduction of myself first. I am an international student who has been studied for 2 years for high school in California and originally comes from Guangzhou, China. I am currently studying in Fordham University, New York.

This upcoming March, I will be heading to Ecuador for a week with another 12 students in our school, as partners with Rostro de Cristo. The mission of Rostro de Cristo is to provide spiritual and educational opportunities for young people from the United States to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ together with the people of Ecuador.
The main purpose for Rostro de Cristoof the program is to challenge young people to follow the example of Jesus by living and working among the poor, and by recognizing the face of Christ in them.

During the days in Ecuador, we, as parts of the volunteers, will be living and praying in community and by serving others less fortunate than ourselves. The project focuses on "being rather than doing."

We will learn about the history and culture of Ecuador through direct interaction with the affiliates of Rosto de Cristo, including community members, after-school programs, health centers, school teachers, and other Ecuadorian volunteers.

Fordham's Global Outreach (GO!) office has been working hard and actively to prepare for this project. Global Outreach is a cultural immersion and service program where Fordham students learn about various issues of social, economic, political and environmental injustice, while living a simple lifestyle that fosters communal and spiritual growth. Throughout this trip, our team and myslef will be able to get a better understanding of those four concepts GO! point out; also, we will be able to spread out and apply those ideas to people around us. Personally, I am looking forward to get a deeper understanding of what exactly simple living is during this experience. I hope I can develop the community there and send out my support to those whomever needs help from us. In addition, this is a great opportunity for me to knowledge myself on different cultural traditions, which enriches my global experience.

The costs of the project are high; I am looking to fundraise $1,200. Although the costs for the trip are high, the benefits for this trip will be invaluable for me. For fundraising a day is $171.43, and for an hour is $7.1. Any contribution for my trip will be a great help. I am really appreicated that you choose to be sponsors for doing such a meaningful action. Thank you very much.

Liyin Tang

(If you would rather mail a tax-deductible check, please send it to this address and put my name in the memo section)

441 E. Fordham Rd.
Fordham University
Global Outreach
Bronx, NY 10458
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