Exhibition Opening Night, Thursday 22nd Feburary. 

 

Pictures For Perspective 

 

This space was installed today.

Now it’s time to celebrate!!

Come along to the official opening next Thursday the 22nd of Feb - a chance to have a drink, mingle with like-minded people and, most importantly, raise money.

We’d love to see you there xx

 

https://www.seriously.net.au/product-page/photography-exhibition-tickets

https://www.facebook.com/events/182505082335787/

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Bendigo & Castlemaine Friends!

Pictures for Perspective - a photographic exhibition

Help us celebrate the opening night of our exhibition - 'Pictures for Perspective', a collection of some of the finest photography from our 12 years on the field in Africa and beyond.

Opening night: Thursday 22nd Feb from 5 pm onwards at Fountain Court, Bendigo

You will also be able to purchase photos and merchandise on the night.

Can't attend? You can always buy a ticket as a donation.

100% of ticket and photography sales will go to supporting our work with vulnerable children.

Tickets can be bought at the link below for $25 and include a drink and nibbles on arrival.

https://www.seriously.net.au/…/photography-exhibition-ticke…

Thankyou to City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Bank for their support as well as Seriously MilestonesTruscott Art and Framing !

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Kenya Celebrations

We are so proud when reflecting on all the wonderful strides our team, projects & kids made in Kenya this year...

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Check some of them out:

✨ -> Built 3 new classrooms for our Heartspring School, Kenya.


-> Made room for extra children following hundreds of interviews with children from villages far and wide. ( HIV still devastates the area, so many children in need & we are trying our best to support & empower them.

✨ -> 5 of our children reached university in Nairobi. Through outstanding performance, they accessed grants to attend the highest level. SO proud of them! 


-> Successfully raised fees for 29 secondary students to continue in high achieving regional boarding schools.

✨ -> Continued our outreach project support for 21 children in the Masai province helping them through primary and secondary school.

✨-> Re-opened an onsite clinic in Heartspring with onsite nurse for small accidents and illnesses! 

What a difference some dedicated volunteers can make in partnership with the incredible humans throughout the regions we reach! 📷 by volunteer @stephranty

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Pencils Community

Back 2 school this week! Not sure what are you going to do with last year's half used pencil cases filled with pencils, pens, textas, rulers, sharpeners, erasers, scissors and exercise books?

Why not donate them to our good friends at Pencils Community so they can redistribute all the goodness to children in need across Australia & 25 countries around the world?

For the past 2 years our kids in Uganda, Sierra Leone & Kenya have been the happy recipients of loads of pencils, pens & art supplies from Pencils Community. So if you have some pencils to spare please share the love back!

Cindy Rochstein Bela Mitchell

Sierra leone Celebarations.

Kicking off our celebrations looking at our projects in Sierra Leone. Home to the most beautiful beaches & incredible people. ✨

In 2017 we -

-> Created libraries in our Primary and Secondary schools in Kamakwie, Sierra Leone. 
-> Furnished our primary and secondary schools with desks and chairs in Samaya. 
-> Extended our land in Tombo, for a future chicken income generating project! ✨

These are some of the happy little faces in our new school in Samaya! To reach this village it involves a few hours motorbike ride + a river crossing ( placing motorbikes in hollowed out make - shift canoes ).

We are usually greeted by the Chief of the village calling everyone to circle and officially welcoming us through song, speech + dance. 🙏🏽

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A comprehensive Orphfund Update.

OrphFund Update

As another year moves in we hope this OrphFund update finds all of our volunteers and supporters happy and well!
We need to start with a bit of an apology and thank everyone for their patience. We recognise the last year has not exactly been full of OrphFund news and updates. 2017 has been a big year for the OrphFund team with some personal challenges chewing up the time of our main volunteers. Babies, building houses, parasites, illnesses and our own real jobs have impacted us greatly!
However, with the coming of 2018 we hope to see OrphFund rise to a new level. Already we’re busy creating and engaging new board members and exploring a plethora of new directions and ideas of where to take our work. Exciting times. We’ve recently established a comprehensive map of OrphFund roles and are now seeking active people to help populate a variety of volunteer jobs which will only see us make more incredible changes to the children of the world. Also, as we speak, the very complex and time consuming process of becoming tax deductible is coming closer and closer to a reality.
For anyone feeling now is the time they would like to become more involved in our work in any capacity we would love to hear from you. 

To read about the last 12 months in the life of Orphfund click the link and hear from Orphfund Founder Steve Argent. 

https://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=0cfed18d2370602fde2e10355&id=b34d3829f2

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