40000smiles.com Crowdfunding Campaign to Fuel Global Language Odyssey and Transform Lives Through Education in Senegal
BEIJING, Nov. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- On January 1st, language coach, teacher, and author Anthony Permaye, also known as the Language Chameleon, is set to launch a groundbreaking crowdfunding campaign for his upcoming documentary series, "12 Languages, 12 Months," slated to begin on July 1st of next year. The campaign, hosted on 40000smiles.com, aims to raise $60,000 to fund the extensive 12-month language learning journey across four continents.
The primary objectives of the "12 Languages, 12 Months" documentary are to impart efficient language learning techniques, expose viewers to diverse cultures and languages, and inspire young individuals to embrace multilingualism. The demand for language learning resources is evident, with over 23 million downloads of top language learning apps in February 2023 alone.
The crowdfunding campaign aims to cover expenses such as flights, accommodations, visa costs, food, and logistical support throughout the 12-month journey starting on July 1st, 2024.
"Education is a fundamental right for all children, but students in rural Senegal lack access to stable electricity and the Internet. By supporting our project, you are directly contributing to the education of thousands of children in need" says Permaye.
The campaign introduces a creative and engaging fundraising strategy called "smileys for miles." Supporters can purchase smileys for $2 each, contributing not only to the funding goal but also participating in the "Smiley Race." The more smileys purchased, the larger the supporter's photo becomes on the campaign site.
Twenty-five percent (50 cents) of each smiley purchase will be donated to TERANGA, a charity partner focused on improving education in rural Senegal. The campaign's $80,000 goal includes a plan to build Internet infrastructure for several schools in Senegal, enhancing communication between students and their French peers.
Permaye emphasizes that the use of smileys not only makes supporting the campaign more engaging but also adds a fun and charitable element to the language odyssey. Contributors can follow five simple steps: choose smileys, upload a smiling picture, select a location on the site, make a donation, and leave an optional comment regarding the campaign.
By supporting the "12 Languages, 12 Months" documentary series, backers are not only encouraging language learning but also directly contributing to the education of thousands of children in Senegal, ensuring they have access to stable electricity and the Internet for a more modern and efficient learning experience.
About Anthony Permaye
Anthony Permaye brings over a decade of experience in language coaching, having conducted more than 7,000 language classes and taught over 2,000 students globally. His passion for daily language learning outside traditional classroom settings forms the foundation of this unique documentary series.
SOURCE Language Chameleon