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White Saviors Withheld Chuffed.org Campaign Donation Funds from School of Hope in Kibera, Kenya for 3 years

School of Hope Fights to Retrieve Funding from D.I.Y White Savior Industrial Complex

“Rebuild School of Hope” chuffed.org campaign page — the campaign is currently unavailable/closed by the administrator
School of Hope website created by Devine in 2018.
Teju Cole 2012 twitter thread
Teju Cole 2012 twitter thread
19th century British Anti-slavery activist Thomas Buxton promoted European civilization, colonization and the spread of missionary work on the African continent.
“The White Savior Complex convinces you that you must be the voice of the “voiceless”. Responsible partnership requires that you pass the mic to the unheard. It mean s realizing that we are not voiceless, you’ve just been talking over us for far too long.” No White Saviors

White Saviors “Making a Difference”

There is much more to doing good work than “making a difference.” There is the principle of first do no harm. There is the idea that those who are being helped ought to be consulted over the matters that concern them. — Teju Cole
It is a liberated space in which the usual rules do not apply: a nobody from America or Europe can go to Africa and become a godlike savior or, at the very least, have his or her emotional needs satisfied. Many have done it under the banner of “making a difference.” — Teju Cole
“DIY Foreign-Aid Revolution” by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof
“We have no desire to ‘cancel’ folk who cause harm AND commit to doing better. We ALL cause harm. That’s part of the human experience. What we watch for is how you respond to accountability. If you are perpetually harmful & refuse to change, being ‘cancelled’ is a NECESSITY.” No White Saviors

How you can help:

  1. Please Donate to School of Hope through Radical Joy Inc: https://www.radicaljoyinc.org/materials-for-learning
  2. Connect School of Hope and Radical Joy Inc with Australian or International legal aid.

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Lisa Betty

Lisa Betty is a PhD Candidate in History and Course Instructor at Fordham University.