Urgent Funding Request
Friends of Bosnia seeks
$20,000 for computers for non-profit school in Bosnia
|The internet club in Tuzla run by the
Center for Information Technology. They are loosing these computers
by the end of the summer.
Friends of Bosnia has spent thousands
of dollars and labor hours helping establish an independent non-profit
school for information technology in Tuzla, Bosnia. The school is
called "CIT", officially the Tuzla Center for Information
We have had great success securing a
3 to 5-year lease on a 1,300 square foot building located in the
center of Tuzla. We have established the most popular internet club
in the city which provides revenue for staff and courses. And, we
have an excellent multi-ethnic non-politicized truly independent
management team and an ambitious fundraising campaign underway.
Our recent and unexpected challenge started
when we received an urgent "SOS!!!" e-mail from the leaders
of CIT. They are having their lease on their 34 computers unexpectedly
and prematurely terminated. We must replace the computers which
means that we must raise $20,000 as soon as possible.
It is absolutely crucial that we maintain
the internet club and thereby keep the school open and our present
management group and volunteers in the fold. If we lose the internet
club, we will lose the lease on the building and the school itself
will need to close its doors.
Hence, we are committed to meeting this
The good news is that we have already
raised over $5,000 from private donations.
We invite you to help us raise the remaining
"Please consider contributing
to the Tuzla Center for Information Technology. We in Tuzla are
proud of our defending civil society throughout the entire conflict
that has wreaked such havoc in the Balkans and we wish now to build
upon our successes and reach out to the rest of our country."
Adnan Salkic, President
The Tuzla Center for Information Technology
Contributions can be sent to:
Friends of Bosnia, 2 CLOCK TOWER PLACE #510, MAYNARD, MA 01754
or secure credit card donations at www.friendsofbosnia.org
Contact me to share any ideas you may have to help.
Glenn Ruga, email@example.com,
for full two-year funding proposal for CIT (pdf/acrobat format only)
Friends of Bosnia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit