Wacky Sports Day
Sunday, 24 May 2020
Some garden fun for our brave volunteers. Please follow this link to learn more, sponsor them and maybe suggest a suitable activity.
Pippa’s Hair Shave,
The Great Queens’ Shave Off
Pippa’s lost her long hair in a new shaved look as part of The Great Queens’ Shave Off.
Her brave step raised over £500 for Diapalante. Thank you so much Pippa.
The money will soon be used in Senegal on a book creation project as outlined below.
Pippa spent her gap year working at the Diapalante Community Education Centre in Senegal, where she was a much appreciated volunteer. Now a medical student at Queens College, Cambridge, Pippa is raising funds for, and volunteering to help with, our book creation project. The project will produce much needed Senegalese story and reading books for children which can be used and distributed freely (under a creative commons license). Unemployment and poverty have increased around the world with this pandemic, in Senegal the ever present poverty is being exacerbated. Therefore we will make small payments to the Senegalese teenager and adult volunteers participating in this project, so they can contribute to their family income.
Bad Hair Day.
26 April 2020
Thank you to all our sponsors, now passed £1000.
With all the usual fundraising activities for Diapalante abandoned for the moment we have had to take to other paths. To brighten our day and hopefully yours, we have decided to go for a little more colour in our hair. To be more specific, Liz will dye her hair pink (or red) if we get any sponsorship. Ian is a bit more reserved and his hair and beard will go green only if the donations pass £500.
This year the Diapalante Community Education Centre should be celebrating 10 years of “Education for All”, helping everyone from young children to adults to improve their education, their life skills and ultimately their employment opportunities.
But now coronavirus has temporarily closed its doors. Master P, who runs the Centre, is still working away, taking advantage of the closure to plan the Centre’s future activities. However, without our usual fundraising, Diapalante is losing about £500 a month.
Please help us ensure the Centre will be there to help future generations of children and adults determined to contribute to Senegal’s fight against poverty by equipping themselves with the skills to build a better future.