One In An ARMY is proud to announce our second September 2022 flash donation campaign, Reconnect With RM, in support of the Suku Mentawai Cultural Education Foundation of Namjoon's birthday! Donations will support the Mentawai indigenous community in re-establishing connection with their Mentawai cultural and ecological education. The donation period officially began at 11:00 pm KST on September 7th, 2022. Everything listed in steps 3-5 under our individual giving instructions is optional, but extremely helpful for us to track donation amounts as we have no other way to see how much ARMY has donated (see our FAQ for a full explanation). Our hashtag for the campaign is #ReconnectWithRM. The minimum donation amount $1.00 USD.
How To Donate
Step 1) Visit One In An ARMY's custom ARMY donation page.
Step 2) Donate at least $1.00 USD.
Step 3) Take a screenshot of your donation watermark with your twitter @. Please make sure donation amount is VISIBLE but strike out any personal information (see example screenshot below).
Step 4) Submit this form. The form is especially important now. Due to COVID-19 many non-profits are overwhelmed and might not be able to track donations for us like they normally do.
About the Organization
From the Suku Mentawai Cultural Education Foundation's website:
"Suku Mentawai, which translated into English means Indigenous Mentawai or Mentawai clans-people, works in support of their Indigenous community’s desire to re-establish connection with their Mentawai cultural and ecological education.
Our Mission: To improve long-term health and wellbeing by supporting the integration of indigenous knowledge and understanding within the day-to-day education of the local Mentawai community.
Our Objective: To support the Mentawai community in their development, implementation and operation of a sustainable indigenous education program."
Visit the Suku Mentawai Cultural Education Foundation's website to learn more about this great organization!
$10 provides a student with indigenous learning materials.
$100 provides training to onboard 2 new Indigenous learning hub teachers and 1 hub manager.
$250 will employ eight Indigenous teachers, four Indigenous cultural hub coordinators, and cover the operational costs of four cultural learning hubs. This results in 200 Indigenous students receiving weekly access to Indigenous-led education.
$500 provides 300 students with an indigenous learning hub uniform.
$3000 will sponsor the construction of a new Indigenous learning hub, providing training and employment for two Indigenous teachers and educate 20-30 Indigenous students for an entire year.
$25 a month enables two Indigenous teachers to share their cultural and ecological knowledge with 20-30 students.
$50 a month covers all teacher, student, and operational costs for an indigenous learning hub.