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Chiefspants
01-12-2011, 07:01 PM
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As many of you already know, I am currently a senior at a high school in central Kansas. As explained in the video, My friend Jake and I started a project attempting to raise enough money to bring two laptops and internet to a school in Nepal. This original goal of the project was to raise enough money to bring a library to this school, but after having a multitude of difficulties launching that project, Jake and I turned our focus to bringing internet to this school. Our hope is that we will soon be able to share skype conversations with the students in this classroom, and that this will open the school to an innumerable amount of possibilities.

To find out more information, you can visit our website here -> http://ouropenworldproject.org/

Or, to keep up with our daily aspirations, you can follow our facebook page here -> http://www.facebook.com/pages/Open-World-Project/178084412211706

I'd also like to shout out to one of our sponsors who brought us a good amount of initial support, you can find them at this page. http://the-gathering.net/

Thanks to everyone who took the time to read this!

Chiefspants.

Jive Ass
01-12-2011, 07:08 PM
This is a really cool project, man. I like what you're trying to do.

pr_capone
01-12-2011, 07:28 PM
Shared on my FB, donated as well.

Hoover
01-12-2011, 07:31 PM
SPAM!!!!!!!!





:)

Bearcat2005
01-12-2011, 07:42 PM
Good for you and goodluck.

Chiefspants
01-12-2011, 07:47 PM
Good for you and goodluck.

Thank you! Our local newspaper expressed interest in our story today, and we're really hopeful that we'll be able to secure an interview.

Bearcat2005
01-12-2011, 07:51 PM
Thank you! Our local newspaper expressed interest in our story today, and we're really hopeful that we'll be able to secure an interview.

You said your from central KS? I honestly bet some of the larger news stations in the area would love a story like that. You might want to consider emailing one of them, could help you out with some donations.

Chiefspants
01-12-2011, 07:56 PM
You said your from central KS? I honestly bet some of the larger news stations in the area would love a story like that. You might want to consider emailing one of them, could help you out with some donations.

Well, KAKE news expressed an interest in covering the story a couple of weeks ago, however, since the snowstorm and the shooting in Arizona, I think our project may have been shifted to the side. However, I definitely think I'll start e-mailing more media outlets now that the project is beginning to take off.

Jive Ass
01-13-2011, 07:45 AM
What about the Wichita area? Have you contacted KWCH?

Also, there might be some outlets you can go to based in KC.

Art Vader
01-13-2011, 08:04 AM
Well, KAKE news expressed an interest in covering the story a couple of weeks ago,

buKAKE news! 10 news stories in your face!!

Mr. Plow
01-13-2011, 08:42 AM
Very cool man.

Rain Man
01-13-2011, 10:09 AM
Awesome, and nice work. What part of Nepal?

Bob Dole
01-13-2011, 10:09 AM
Very cool project. Small donation sent.

Chiefspants
01-13-2011, 12:40 PM
Very cool project. Small donation sent.

Thank you so much, your contribution is incredibly appreciated.


Awesome, and nice work. What part of Nepal?

Thank you for support, The school itself is in Bageshwori, a village near Bhaktapur, Nepal.

Jive Ass
01-17-2011, 11:38 AM
Where will excess donations be going?

Buck
01-17-2011, 11:43 AM
Is this for real? If it is I would donate some money, but I don't know if I could really trust you.

patteeu
01-17-2011, 11:55 AM
Why?

Buck
01-17-2011, 12:01 PM
Why?

Have you seen his other threads?

patteeu
01-17-2011, 12:06 PM
Have you seen his other threads?

nope

Jive Ass
01-19-2011, 01:53 PM
Guys...if you don't trust him...

http://www.kake.com/video/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=5468720&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

cmh6476
01-19-2011, 01:58 PM
don't email a couple news outlets, have someone put together a media release for you. Then send it to every newspaper, tv and radio station in your general area. The public interest will likely lead you to some potential donors who will likely end up reaching out to you. I'm sure someone at chiefsplanet has a media relations background that could help with this.

Bob Dole
01-19-2011, 03:25 PM
Is this for real? If it is I would donate some money, but I don't know if I could really trust you.

Can you read? All donations go through http://essdack.org/

Chiefspants
01-19-2011, 06:22 PM
Is this for real? If it is I would donate some money, but I don't know if I could really trust you.

I realize that the subject matter of some of my posts on this forum have been quite questionable at times. However, I would ask that people do not use some of my past posts as a judgment upon this project.

As pointed out earlier, every donation is being handled by the Center for Leadership and Learning, a foundation run through an educational service center known as ESSDACK. Also, if anyone has any lingering doubts about our cause, we contacted a teacher from Australia named David Kenny, who wrote a testimonial for the school and supplied pictures of himself volunteering at the school. Finally, as "Jive Ass" pointed out, a local news station did a story covering our project.

If anyone else has any questions or suggestions, feel free to shoot them by me.


Thank you all for your consideration,


Chiefspants.

Jive Ass
01-19-2011, 09:54 PM
Do you have a date planned for when your goal is supposed to be reached?

Chiefspants
01-19-2011, 10:55 PM
don't email a couple news outlets, have someone put together a media release for you. Then send it to every newspaper, tv and radio station in your general area. The public interest will likely lead you to some potential donors who will likely end up reaching out to you. I'm sure someone at chiefsplanet has a media relations background that could help with this.

Thank you for the suggestion! I ended up writing a press release that I sent to CBS News' Assignment America. While that is a bit ambitious, I'll probably send it to every local news outlet as well. Our goal is to get this school internet access before Spring Break, we then hope to hold skype conversations with the classroom and start doing projects with that class.

The release itself can be found here -> http://hnyctt.me/Zku

Today was a wonderful day for the project, Stutzman's refuse, a business in the area, promised to match every one of our donations dollar for dollar up to $2000.


Thanks again to everyone who has contributed!

Chiefspants
04-05-2011, 10:37 PM
I am thrilled to announce that the Open World Project has succeeded in its goal to bring two laptops and internet access to the Sav School in Nepal! A brief timeline detailing our mission can be found in the video below, (as well as a clip from our first skype conversation with the classroom.)

Ebolapox
04-05-2011, 10:41 PM
sweet, now I expect some hardcore nepalese porn to be posted to the tube sites shortly. THE INTERWEBZ IS FOR PORN!

Jive Ass
06-26-2011, 10:45 PM
Unfortunately we have learned that one of our major sponsors has backed out. For us, that means that we're left without a once promised $1,300. We could really benefit if more people would help spread the word about us!

cmh6476
06-12-2012, 10:51 AM
update?

PGM
06-12-2012, 11:10 AM
Did you become Chief Pantalones?

Chiefspants
06-12-2012, 01:25 PM
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To summarize that video, in the last year, we succeeded in delivering both laptops and internet access to the SAV School. The school has fully incorporated the laptops into their curriculum, and now collaborates with schools across the world.

From that time, the school has unfortunately lost half of their buildings due to a leasing complication, and in response, we are now attempting to bring entirety new school buildings and land to the SAV School. We are also working on transitioning Open World into a fully fledged organization.

For more information on how to get involved, visit our website -> http://www.openworldcause.com/

Thanks again for your interest on this project, guys, we've actually recruited more people from Chiefsplanet than we have from our twitter page.