School Supplies Without Borders (SSWB) is a nonprofit project dedicated to aiding students across the world by giving them school supplies. Ryan Coogler and Zinzi’s experience inspires this nonprofit project efforts to provide students with school supplies they need to achieve their goals. In our modern era, supplies is beyond pens, pencils, paper, and crayons. Education requires including resources such as software, computers, and mobile devices. Ryan’s Essence interview illustrates the inspiring value of receiving needed school supplies while in film school:
“My wife, she was my girl at the time, [and] they had a software where you could write screenplays,” he told radio hosts Ebro Darden, Peter Rosenburg and Laura Stylez. “I was trying to write in Microsoft Word. It’s impossible because your format gotta be right. I was broke, playing football on the little scholarship money. And my wife scrapped together some cheese and bought me Final Draft, which is the software that you write your movies on. And she got me that.”
Since then, Ryan has shared his writing, directing, and producing lens with the world from Locks, Judas and the Black Messiah, and forthcoming Black Panther II. The purpose for this nonprofit project is to provide school supplies to students around the globe. Together, let’s inspire diverse students to stay the course in pursuing education despite economic challenges.
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School Supplies Without Borders (SSWB) Sponsored by Inquiring Systems Inc.