It’s the holiday season. It’s the time for giving and getting and an extra excuse to remind those around you how much you care.
One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned about students since starting this blog a few years ago is this:
They care about themselves. They care about the people around them. And they care about the world.
Caring is a habit for most students.
This year we were thinking about the best ways to celebrate the season and it slapped us in the face like a raw fish. (Once that ended up on paper, I had to keep it.)
This is the season of giving.
The best way to celebrate it is by giving something back.
Our readers have been amazing this year. In fact, this is the first year this site didn’t cost me more money than it made. I was paying to keep it up and running before. Now I have some meager leftovers. BUT… I’ve been running this site at a loss a few years. What’s one more!? (I have a good career. Don’t worry about me.)
With your support, this year, we’re going to be giving away up to $250 and up to 500 study tips to Books For Africa.
In a May 2015 World Bank report (backed up by two previous reports,) the writers emphasized the importance of learning materials for students in Sub-Saharan Africa stating:
“No other input is likely to be more cost effective than making high-quality learning materials available to all students”
While something as simple as a textbook may seem unimportant to a student in the US, imagine how important it would become if you were forced to share a textbook with a classroom of other students. This makes learning a constant challenge for students.
Books For Africa is a charity that was founded in 1988 to help solve this problem. They use donations to collect, organize, and distribute textbooks to areas in Africa that are in need.
I want to encourage you good folks to help in these efforts. If you’re able, please support this organization in its efforts to change the world for the better.
And on that note, here is one thing you can do to help. Aaron (founder of Smart Student Secrets) has agreed to give 50 cents for every reader of this that shows their support of this charity with their comment on our special holiday post (up to $250.) Every reader can enter up to 3 comments. This offer will only last until Christmas 2018!
Here is how it’s going to work:
1. You post your study tip in the comments below.
It doesn’t have to be creative. It doesn’t have to be the best one in the world. Little lessons make a big difference.
For each comment & study tip, we’re going to be contributing $0.50 to Books For Africa (up to $250.)
Each user can submit up to 3 study tips.
2. You share this post on your Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or text it to a friend or anywhere
With our audience alone, we may not be able to max out this list of study tips. We can use study tips from anyone of your friends or family members.
Spread this post around and we can make a big impact with it!
3. Optional: Consider contributing something to Books for Africa yourself.
This is a great cause and together we can make a BIG impact. If you have the resources to make a donation then please make one.
Our main goal here is to spread the message that this charity is making a big difference to the world.
4. Be on our email list for Christmas and we’ll send out our results (and a BIG thank you!)
Then post a study tip in the comments below!