I joined a group on Facebook today. I joined Facebook 3 days ago (I'm a MySpace gal). The group is called The Ultimate Social Experiment and is being used as a platform to increase awareness of third world countries lack of money to provide education to their children. Here is a copy of the mission from facebook:
Every year, 121 million children in third world countries do not receive the education they need to escape poverty. In an effort to increase awareness of this fact, a school will be built for children in poverty when this group reaches 1.21 million members.
When the number is reached, members of this group will be able to vote to determine where the school will be built between Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, China or Kenya.
The fund will cover the entire cost of building the school and all of the infrastructures needed to run the school. The contribution will be made in this group’s name (Ultimate Social Experiment) through Free the Children (info below).
Apparently there was an overwhellming concern as to the legitimacy of this group so the disclosed the benefactor of this project Life Changing Apparel.
If you are on facebook, you can find the group here: Ultimate Social Experiment. If you are not on facebook, it might be worth joining to find out how you can help the cause.