Having set foot within classrooms at the AEDEC school in Dakar, Senegal, it was immediately recognized by A3D's volunteers and members that the condition of the space in which the students learn and advance in their classwork is extremely poor.  We are seeking $1200 per classroom, as described below.

DeskThe desks (as shown in the photo on the left) are old and very used.  Each desk consists of a table with a bench attached, seating 3-4 students at each one.  A typical classroom has around 20 desks.

We cannot change the entire world, but we can help where we are able to.  After visiting several classrooms like the one shown here, we were inspired to help them by raising funds and then purchasing new desks to replace the old ones that have more than served their useful lifespan.

Replacement desks (see photo below) cost approximately $65 each.  We are seeking donations and support from everyone around us who wants to make a difference for the better by helping give the students at schools like the AEDEC school in Dakar a chance to advance their education and achieve their dreams.

DeskIn addition, we at A3D would like to honor your donation with a small plaque.  You can make the donation in your own name, your company's name, or in honor of someone else.  By donating a classroom, the classroom will be similarly named in your honor.  It is a little way of saying thank you for your support.

If you would like to support our School Desk Project, please make a donation [tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law] today.  Simply download the following 2 documents to begin:

We thank you for your support!  For a list of sponsors, see Page 2.

List of those who have supported this project by providing schools in West Africa with at least 1 desk in Round 1 (delivered in 2009):

  • A3D, Inc.
  • Anchor Capital Advisors (ACA)
  • Andrew Goldman
  • Angela Devlen
  • Barbara Drake(ACA)
  • Carol Davison (ACA)
  • Carol Trecartin
  • Class Room
  • De Ama Battle
  • Deborah Scaduto
  • Debra Crosby's Talent Quest Show
  • Donald Goldman
  • Donna J. Jay
  • George Kastrinakis
  • Healing Creative
  • James Kastrinakis
  • Janey Downey
  • Jeanne Payton Van Orman
  • Jennifer Millet
  • Joe Goldman
  • Katherine Stanley (ACA)
  • Kelley Kastrinakis
  • Mac Bell
  • Mark Rickabaugh (ACA)
  • Mel Goldman
  • Michelle and Adam Zampino
  • Mrs. Neila Cremeans
  • Nancy Barbuzzi
  • Nancy Ho Tran & Timothy Ho(ACA)
  • Pan Chau (ACA)
  • Paul Kusiak
  • Paul Wennik
  • Piro Lera & Kate Luarasi(ACA)
  • Richard Ashley
  • Robert and Marianne Zielinski(ACA)
  • Ron & Theresa Benevento
  • Rosemary Lohnes
  • Stephen & Kelly Cavagnaro(ACA)
  • Stephen & Laetitia Mead (ACA)
  • Tamar and Maya Payton
  • Tammy Alto
  • Tanya Crawford
  • Therese Hollingworth (ACA)
  • Waters Corporation
  • Yuri Tuvim