Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Day To Share: two months to go

Our biggest event of the year is approaching. In a little more than two months from now, on September 18, A Day to Share will take place in Onex.

During the day the three projects we are focusing on this year will be presented. The renowned Marguerite (Maggy) Barankitse will speak of Maison Shalom in Burundi and its work in helping sexually-abused children. Luigina De Biasi, the co-founder of the Alice Project schools in India and a receiver of FOH help since last year, will introduce the primary school in Bodhisatta, where 125 children from the battered Chakma people are already studying. There will also be a space for the third project, a brand-new partnership for FOH, the Nepal-based RIDS-Nepal, with the concept called Family of 4, which assists in providing water, electricity, smokeless stoves and latrines to the households at the same time. Unfortunately Alex Zahnd, the director of RIDS-Nepal, will not be able to attend, but a documentary will be shown to explain the inner-workings of his NGO.

The event will be a gathering with music and entertainment, as well as an auction and a bingo. We are aiming to collect 20.000 CHF for each project. You can find more information on the event on our website.

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