Senegal $10K Challenge; Building Change with 5,000 Bottles & Cans

In three weeks Team Dayā heads to Nguiddine Keur Sara in the Fatick region of Senegal to work on our first school build since before the global pandemic.

None of this work  is possible without you–and the myriad of our supporters from across the technology, advertising and media sectors.

Senegal $10K Challenge

We are pleased to announce a $10,000 matching challenge from U of Digital and its CEO Shiv Gupta for our Senegal school building. 

Donations between now and Friday, March 18th will be matched and designated for our Sengal school build. You can donate to Team Dayā overall or to any of the three members traveling to Senegal and your gift will be matched:

  • Donate to Michael “The Bricklayer” Benedek. Michael is the president and CEO of leading independent data marketplace Datonics, with over 25 years in the Internet, financial services and healthcare fields based in New York and in Tel Aviv.
  • Donate to Jay “The Instigator” Sears. Jay is the founder of Team Dayā and a longtime ad tech executive. He has worked at Mastercard, Rubicon Project, Pulsepoint, ContextWeb, EDGAR Online and Wolff New Media.

We will be telling each of you more about the Senegal school build both leading up to, during and after the build.

Building Change with 5,000 Bottles & Cans

It is not everyday you meet a high school student running a non-profit. Early in the pandemic we met Mark Copple, the founder of Nickel by Nickel. 

Now a senior at Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine, California, Copple collected and redeemed 5,000 cans and bottles in order to raise $250 for Team Dayā. We are excited to share our interview with Mark and to put his investment to work during our upcoming school build in Senegal, West Africa.

“Education should be everyone’s top priority,” Copple told us.  “A society cannot function without an educated population, and it is great that you are building schools and providing people with education.”

Mark–we agree and are humbled by your generosity and the bravery it takes to be someone Building Change.

Three Ways You Can Help

  1. Make a Donation Online
    1. Example investment opportunities:
      1. $100 Five shovels for excavating the school’s solid foundation
      2. $250 All the nails, nuts, and bolts to build a roof for the school
      3. $500 In-country mason during the entire construction of the school
      4. $1,000 Paint for a school
  2. Spread the Word
    1. Share our mission with your friends, your company and your industry
    2. Invite us to speak about our mission to your network
    3. Follow us on our website, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  3. Join the Team & Travel on a School Build
    1. If you have a combination of fundraising chops, an adventurous spirit and the belief each of us has the capacity to be Building Change, get in touch with us and have a conversation.

Thanks again for your continued support,

All of us at Team Dayā

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