My initial fundraising goal was to raise at least $3,000 for technology that I could leave behind at the various schools at which I will be teaching in Ghana. These funds would cover eight XO-laptops (one for each girl at the boarding school in Cape Coast) and an Internet-in-a-Box server for each of the three schools. However, thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of all of my donors, I surpassed this goal in a matter of hours on my GoFundMe page (http://www.gofundme.com/technologyforghana) and was able to raise my goal to $5,000! After I reached this new goal, people continued to contribute to my cause, and, as of today, I have raised $8,850 for these girls and schools in Ghana! I am so excited to not only have been so successful in raising these funds, the excess which will be used to provide additional technology and related services to the students I teach, but also with the incredible responses I received to my efforts. After so many months of lesson planning, early morning and late night Skype calls, and more, it was wonderful to hear and see how much people supported and appreciated my efforts. I can't wait to put all of this fundraising and planning to good use in less than a week - we leave for Ghana on June 19!