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By ACHA
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About

 

We are an NYC-based social start-up that creates youth-inspired, creative online educational projects that reflect the dynamic voices, interests, and progressive values of youth around the world on issues related to sustainable development. At its core, ACHA, which means “sister” in Tibetan, aims to encourage youth, especially girls, in solutions towards a just and sustainable future. Through ACHA, young girls can apply for scholarships, engage in online discussions, listen to monthly podcasts, recommend books to each other, and read online interactive stories about our ACHA characters. Our projects are interactive, youth-based, informational, and most importantly, fun.

Our "How Can I Help?" Magnetic Bookmark with ACHA Stories show six empowering young ACHA characters and their individual stories which are inspired by Goals 4 (Quality Education) and 5 (Gender Equality) of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

At ACHA, we believe access to quality education is a basic human right. The “How Can I Help?” bookmark project uses non-formal learning by means of creative storytelling on a digital platform to engage youth, especially girls, in achieving the sustainable development goals and promoting gender equality and equity amongst youth. We want all young girls to believe and live up to their highest potential and engage in all fields where girls and women are underrepresented, be it computer science or acting. Our hope is to encourage young girls to be leaders in the field of just sustainable development.

Our ACHA characters are diverse in their cultures, passionate about learning, curious and open to new ideas, helpful and kind towards others, and persistent in their pursuit towards leadership, equality, and equity in all sectors of our society.

Our bookmarks are made in the U.S. with 100% recycled paper and have unique codes (per character) which the user can use to unlock the ACHA stories on our website. 

The first chapter of each ACHA character will be released in September 2017 and will continue bi-monthly for an entire year. Each character will highlight themes in Sustainable Development as it relates to youth and:

How to unlock the stories?

1. Visit the How Can I Help? project page on our website.

2. Then use the secret code found inside your bookmark.

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3. Enter the bookmark code in the log-in space as shown below and unlock your ACHA's stories.

4. Begin reading your ACHA's stories on our interactive digital platform.  

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If we reach our funding goal, here is how we would like to allocate any surplus funds:

To learn more about other ACHA projects, see below for more details:

*Shipping Costs

  • International shipping cost: $5 (U.S.)
  • Free Shipping for U.S., Canada, and Mexico residents

Visit Us
Website: www.getacha.com
Twitter: @globalacha  
Instagram: @globalacha
Facebook: @globalacha

Contact: hello@getacha.com

Special Acknowledgement

Our most sincere thanks to Ryan Scullin for helping us create the KickStarter video. Check out more of Ryan's work at http://ryanscullin.com/

 

Risks and challenges

The most relevant challenge that we may encounter is coordinating the shipment of all the bookmarks in the U.S. and around the world. For that reason, we are planning on hiring a person or a few interns whose sole task would be to coordinate, handle, and ship the bookmarks by the delivery date in September, 2017, and answer all shipping related questions to our backers.

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    ACHA Bookmark

    Choose one character (Dolma, Fatima, Sofia, Eve, Jane, and Aparna) and unlock her stories on our website by using the secret code inside the bookmark.

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    3 ACHA Bookmarks

    Choose three characters (Dolma, Fatima, Sofia, Eve, Jane, and Aparna) and unlock their stories on our website by using the secret code inside the bookmark.

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    6 ACHA Bookmarks

    You get the entire ACHA collection. Unlock each ACHA's stories on our website by using the secret code inside each bookmark.

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    6 ACHA Bookmarks and ACHA Tote Bag

    You get the entire ACHA collection and an eco-friendly tote bag with the ACHA logo imprinted. Unlock each ACHA's stories on our website by using the secret code inside each bookmark.

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    Become a Guest Character in our Stories

    You get the entire ACHA collection and also feature as a guest character in one of our ACHA's stories. You can nominate a friend or family member's name also.

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Funding period

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