The expanded Culture Shock Charity Show model for funding “Plan Bee” provides students with opportunities for philanthropy and community service while increasing the amount of revenue generated for this project.
This initiative will be a collaborative effort with organizations and individuals from (23 countries), with a special collaboration with the City of Houston Mayor’s Office.
The increased funding will allow Hashoo Foundation to expand "Plan Bee" to other communities in Pakistan and replicate the project in Houston to help refugee women expand their employment opportunities through the sale of high-quality honey.
(Culture Shock Plan Bee Team Members with City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker).
100% of the funds raised by the students to date and the funds raised through the Culture Shock Charity Show in Fall 2013 was equally allocated to help establish two Honey Business Groups in two locations, one in Houston in partnership with the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, to help five (5) refugee women earn a secondary income through honey bee farming and another in Pakistan to help sixteen (16) women become self-sufficient and educate their children through the sale of high quality honey.
(Fundraising for Culture Shock Plan Bee Project)
(Meeting with Students to Promoting Culture Shock Plan BEE)
With Team Members before Heading to the Farm
In the Farm to Check on the Beehives.
Culture Shock Plan Bee Participants’’ Countries)
With Cristal Montanez: Hashoo Foundation Executive Director
Women’s and youth’s socio-economic empowerment have been strengthened through the Honey Bee farming Culture Shock Plan Bee Project. I was honored to participate as an Executive Director Assistant in that philanthropic project. Economic Development Through Microfinancing., Human Capital Development addressing children’s’ education issues, and Social Protection addressing gender inequality issues have been highly served.