To all our allies, comrades, and supporters–
Mabuhay! Greetings of peace and solidarity:
We are from the Filipino youth organization Anakbayan New York/ New Jersey, a direct chapter of Anakbayan National – Philippines. Anakbayan means “sons and daughters of the people.” We advocate for the rights and welfare our kababayans here in the United States as well as our kababayans back home. We promote Philippine history and culture to Filipino-American and Filipino Immigrant youth here in our community. We do this through grassroots organizing and active leadership building. We are a grassroots and volunteer based organization, running only on the bayanihan (collective effort) of our youth.
We humbly ask for your support in furthering our endeavors. This summer we are organizing a Summer Exposure Program which will run from July 1, 2011 to July 31, 2011. We are aiming to send 4 youth and student leaders from our community to the Philippines but this will require us to raise $5,000. This amount will cover the airfare, board and lodging for all participants throughout the duration of the program. All contributions will go towards making this project a success.
In the Summer Exposure Program, participants will be going around the Philippines to learn our people’s beautiful history and culture by immersing themselves in different communities. As part of the Summer Exposure Program, participants will also attend the International League of People’s Struggle-Fourth International Assembly (ILPS-FIA), an international conference of leaders of different people’s organizations from 50+ countries. In attending this conference, participants will have the opportunity of meeting and sharing experiences with other cultures and nationalities.
Youth and student leaders who have participated in our Summer Exposure Program are now active leaders and advocates in our community and this is why we encourage you to contribute. Any amount you can share with us will be much appreciated and will surely go a long way.
This Summer Exposure Program will not happen without your support, that is why we thank you in advance for your contribution. Mabuhay po kayo!
For the people,
Chairperson, Anakbayan New York/New Jersey
For more information about Anakbayan, contact us at (201) 779-6886 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org