Monday, September 26, 2011

A Day to Share 2011

The third annual DAY TO SHARE took place on Sunday, September 18, in Onex. More than 80 guests gathered to support FOH and our partners in the field.

Maggy Barankitse spoke of her latest project set up by Maison Shalom in Burundi, a center to support young girls who have been sexually abused, while Luigina De Biasi presented the third school of the Alice Project in India, this one in a remote and mountainous area of the Arunachal Pradesh state.

Friends of Humanity has supported Maison Shalom and the Alice Project for a few years and we are continuing work with them, as it is clear how our contributions are being translated into direct action.

This year there were also two new partners: Massimo Corona talked about the Lamp of the Path project in Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia, and put his work in the proper historical context, while the last partner, the NGO Rids-Nepal, with the Family of Four project, was explained through a movie.

The presenters had the opportunity to exchange their experiences and let their project be known to other professionals in the humanitarian field as well as the general public.

The main goal of the day was to collect funds for the four projects, and this was achieved by direct donations from the guests and through a raffle and auctions. The items for these two events have been graciously offered by a number of sponsors, and the Friends of Humanity team would like to thank them for their support.

An exhaustive list of our sponsors can be found on our website, but here we would like to express our special gratitude to the Four Season Hotel des Bergues, which provided us with a five star brunch for free, and to the team of volunteers that worked extensively in the previous weeks to make this event possible.

A special thanks to Fabienne Feldman, host of the event, who welcomed us in her private residence.

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