- Posted April 20, 2012 by
Athene raising money for african famine
Chiren Boumaaza, also known as AtheneWins on the popular video broadcasting site Youtube, has been attempting to raise money to benefit the wildly trusted organisation "Save The Children" towards the famine in the Horn of Africa. His goal was to make one million dollars in 100 days. So far, he has raised 330,000$ and is slowly making his way towards his goal.
Athene is a very responsible man, who always does research before he commits to something. He insured that his charity was well known and trustworthy before letting thousands of people know about this wonderful event.
Mister Boumaaza also felt that this cause was one that many people didn't know about. In fact, you may not know this, but there are between 9.5 to 13 million people that are affected by this hunger crisis. This is the worst famine in 60 years!
Athene has also started a hunger strike on 4/14/2012, so that he can relate to the people in this crisis.He also has a 24/7 livestream, where he usually plays World of Warcraft. I personally love to see what Athene does to help people. It's astounding how he puts his own comfort aside just to show how committed he is to his community and this organisation! He has done other things too, like making Youtube contracts much better for the new Youtube partners and he also created something on Youtube called Together To The Top, where popular youtubers keep a bar on top of their channel supporting and sharing videos from less popular youtubers.
He got the idea to start this campaign from the famous Kony 2012 video. Although he states that he does not agree with the Kony 2012 video, it made him feel as if he needed to make a difference, which lead to the creation of his very own promotional website named Sharecraft 2012. You can visit this website for more information on Athene and his cause.
If you want to help out, you can donate or simply raise awareness by telling friends, or even join him on his hunger strike!
Sharecraft 2012 video:
link to donate:
Written by: Nikola Bruno-Santerre