Ideas are just ideas until we act on them.
Late last year friends of Children of Hope sent us an email offering us the use of Sketty Hall for an event to generate resources for children or just an evening with our partners. They had booked Sketty Hall and paid £500 for an event that didn’t take place and they wanted to donate it. We started thinking of ideas how to make use of this opportunity.
The idea for an auction was suggested when we talked with Sketty Hall manager. We shared the idea with Robin Birch who visited Kenya with a team from Parklands Church in 2007. Robin had organized another charity Auction for Children of Hope and had the experience. We suggested a few other people like Mike Sheehan and Helen Day.
That set the ball rolling to organize a Charity Auction that will generate funds to ‘Educate a child, empower him for life. Knowledge is power.’
Read part of George’s story….. George’s aspirations!
Unlocking potential through Education
“By going to school one gains knowledge and that knowledge is what one requires for him or her to distinguish himself or herself from others. By going to school one gets to know what he wants to be in life. Hs goals, vision and dreams becomes the fuel that drives this person to continue with school. In all this one needs to give God His place so that He can lead you….For my case, since I am much interested in electronics I am getting assistance by going to places where I am exposed to this field and that is helping me in achieving my goal. I have known how to service computers, open it, put it back to its original state.
To build more capacity I want to undertake ICT course this will give me an edge as I step into the market.I aspire to be an electronic engineering person, I desire to work in such companies like Sony apple, L.G, Samsung and finally I want to come up with my own electronic valley/company.” says George.
Unlocking potential through education for a better future! There are many Georges out there that need your support to help them realize their dreams!
More children are now in safe and secure families
What shall we say about the many children and families who have been visited and encouraged, children who are now pursuing college and university education and many more stories…! Clinton has just joined University to study finance and commerce. He needs a sponsor for the next three years. Thank you for making lasting impact to the lives of some of these children who are pursuing their dreams.
The event takes place on Friday May 10th. 2013 at Sketty Hall. Doors will be open at 6.45 p.m. Heddwyn will give a short update of the work of Tumaini kwa watoto at around 7.15 before the auction begins at 7.30. There will be a break for snacks and we plan to wind up by around 9.30 p.m.
Items being auctioned include:
Further promises are:
We appreciate everyone who have kindly donated their time, service and resources.