Basic Academy DECA Helps Pay for Student’s Education in Zimbabwe

Katelyn Donaker | Basic Academy DECA

Basic Academy DECA is selling Yuda Bands to help pay for student, Mqondisi Ngwenya’s high school education in his home country of Zimbabwe.

Mqondisi Ngwenya

Yuda Bands, are leather bracelets made by the sponsored student with fun sayings, or symbols on them. They are sold in US schools like Basic Academy and around the world  to send kids to school in developing nations where public school is not available or is too expensive.

This year Basic Academy DECA’s focus is to find ways that teens around the world can have the same opportunities as chapter members here in America do, and “this project spoke to us,” stated Katelyn Donaker, Vice President of Marketing for Basic Academy DECA.

Cassidy Willeford, President of the Basic Chapter said, “We were so excited to Skype with Mqondisi earlier this month to find out more about him and what his future plans are!”

Yuda Bands can be purchased at Basic Academy in the MAC during lunch, in the WolfWear Store on campus, or from any DECA student, November 6-17, 2017. Wear a band change a life!

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This article was written by Basic Academy DECA Vice President of Marketing, Katelyn Donaker. You can follow Basic Academy DECA on Twitter @bhsdeca46.

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