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1040i would not survive without the support of volunteers like you who want to make an impact in this world. We want you to join us for a life-changing trip, a chance to live in a reality so different than your own, meet new people, and see new places. People all over the world deserve access to clean drinking water, healthcare and education - you can be a part of our mission to provide this for the people of Côte d'Ivoire! 

Every individual has something to bring to the table; whether it's medical expertise, construction experience, language/communication skills, or simply a strong desire to help and make a difference in our world.  ALL are welcome!  Print out an application and send it our way!



Doropo, Côte d'Ivoire

February 1 -15, 2025


Cost: $3,500

First Payment: September 15, 2024 - $1750


Volunteers we need;

medical, construction, education, everyone! 

Nature of Project:

  1. Medical - pre-op, surgery, post-op, nurses, CRNAs, etc.

  2. Kidz Fest

  3. Construction/Maintenance Projects - TBD

  4. Middle & High School Tutoring in English

  5. Food Service for Team

  6. Servants - The kind of person who says, "use me wherever you need me"

Application due no later than August 31st, 2024


Tanda, Côte d'Ivoire

Tanda Bilingual Academy

Summer 2025

Cost: TBD


Volunteers we need: teachers, hard workers, people that love kids, anyone! 

Nature of Project:

  1. Teacher Training

  2. Maintenance on School Facilities

  3. Kidz Fest

  4. English Classes

Application due no later than March 1st, 2023

  • How much does a sponsorship cost?
    Student sponsorship is $40 a month.
  • How do I communicate with my student?
    1040i has set up a page for you to submit your messages to us directly. Click here! Letters help to develop a more connected relationship between sponsors and their children. The child or children you sponsor would love to hear about you and your life. You can write about your family, friends, hobbies, and how excited you are to be sponsoring them! Photos are also a great addition to your message - you can send those to Please include your name and your student's ID number.
  • When will I hear from my student?
    You will receive an updated picture of your student at the beginning of each school year. You should hear from your student at least once or twice a year. Due to the fact that this community has extremely limited internet access, communication with your student will be limited to the two trips 1040i takes each year. We will deliver your message to your student during our first trip, and will hopefully return their messages to you after our second trip.
  • Does my money go directly to my student?
    Yes, your monthly sponsorship will go directly to the child. 10% of your monthly sponsorship will go towards capital improvement. This ensures that we can build a middle school and high school so that your student can continue their education!
  • What does my monthly sponsorship provide?
    Your monthly sponsorship will provide your child with nutritious food for lunch every day, registration fees for the Tanda Bilingual Academy, educational assistance, health and hygiene lessons, medical check-ups, supplies necessary for class, and uniforms.
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