FORTUNE: Stellenbosch Orphanage fundraiserPosted by Kelsey Klassen
A lovely local girl named Shannon Wood leaves on September 29th for Stellenbosch Township, 45 minutes from Cape Town, South Africa, where there is an orphanage for children who are in desperate need of educational enhancement and medical help. The volunteer program she is a part of involves providing a safe, fun and creative environment for these children, giving them the opportunity to develop to their full potential. She will be involved in planning and implementing a program which uses educational games, song and dance, arts and crafts, gross and fine motor co-ordination and story-telling to allow these children to have fun while learning and developing at the same time.
She is currently raising money to bring with her to transfer to a specific project once there, having been advised this is the best way to make sure the money raised is going to be put towards the childrens’ needs directly and not advertising or to the owners of the orphanages. She is planning initially to be there for 3 months, however there is a potential opportunity to stay on as an intern working full-time with the MD or be transferred up to Durban to work at a school there.
Her first fundraiser at the ANZA Club (feat. performances by local artists Kelsey Klassen, Tonye Aganaba, Randy Ponzio, Jess Vaira and David Morin) raised $1500 for the cause without even trying, so don’t miss fundraiser #2:
FORTUNE SOUND CLUB
When: Sep 23rd @ 1030pm
What: $10 OBD to dance along with the city’s best sounds (and sound system)
Don’t miss the awesome prizes & auction items to be won