Crossover International Academy faces difficult circumstances often. Driving rain during the rainy season and blistering conditions from the Harmattan winds can wreak havoc on the crops that they attempt to grow. Weather can also be a big factor in successfully generating income through fishing. Due to difficult weather patterns, Crossover sometimes faces significant challenges producing enough food and/or income to feed all of the students. Wings for Crossover will help provide food as emergencies arise. Hopefully, through the use of aquaponics, the food shortages will one day be permanently solved.
Another important goal at Wings for Crossover is to help provide materials that will allow for a higher quality education at Crossover International Academy. To that end, Wings will provide basic materials such as paper and pencils. When possible, we will also donate electronic equipment.
2015 Hygiene Product Drive
In 2015, a student named Jaime Ostmann led a campaign to raise money for feminine hygiene products for the girls at Crossover. Jaime was successfully able to deliver feminine hygiene products to all the girls. Additionally, we were able to provide soap, shampoo, and toothpaste for the year.
2016 Anti-Malaria Campaign
In West Africa, malaria is a major concern. David and all of his children have gotten malaria at some point in their lives. Sometimes, they get malaria several times. The disease is most dangerous and life threatening when young people contract it. Over the years, a few Crossover children have died from malaria. To address this concern, two students, Mia Conti and Ishika Sachdeva, led a campaign to bring insecticide treated malaria nets. They were successful and able to deliver mosquito nets to all 253 students. Below, you see the students holding their nets.