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A Small Act @ The Captain’s Club

15 May, 2011

A young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. A teacher's generosity leads to a life-changing program across the globe. Read more »

When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later she does. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life. Inspired by her generosity, he starts a scholarship program of his own and names it for his former benefactor.

The top students in Mukubu primary school are in the exact same situation as Chris once was. They are bright, but can’t afford to pay school fees. With the creation of Chris’ fund, these students have new hope. But the program is small; how many will qualify for a scholarship?

This screening has already taken place.

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Are you interested in sponsoring a child but not sure how it can work?

The Cicely Foundation is a UK based charity supporting various young people’s projects in the UK and across the world. Tanzania in sub-Saharan Africa is home to one of these projects called Peace Matunda. Situated in the beautiful rainforest of Mount Meru in the northern part of the country, Peace Matunda is a community project offering free education and a home environment to over 150 children from deprived or vulnerable backgrounds.

The event will play host to the UK screening of A Small Act with a photography exhibition of Tanzania including profiles of children at the project who are in need a chance of sponsorship to see them through education.

There will be opportunities to meet the Cicely team, talk about volunteering in Tanzania and very importantly, options for sponsoring a child there. Every penny of child sponsorship is managed under the Cicely Foundation and goes directly to the project. All operational costs are covered by the Foundation and externally funded. The Peace Matunda ‘Rafiki Fund’ sponsorship programme is unique and a very worthwhile cause to learn more about.

The afternoon’s focus is on having a fun and relaxing time in a beautiful setting overlooking the River Stour whilst learning more about the possibilities of sponsorship. Drinks will be included in the ticket price on arrival but there is also a bar and restaurant on site.

If you are a professional or amateur photographer and have photos of Tanzania or Africa which you would be interested in exhibiting, then please get in touch with Lucy at: lucydevall@cicelyfoundation.com


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Your Comments:

  1. Lucy Devall 41 says:

    Proceeds from some of the ticket sales will go to help buy school uniforms for Peace Matunda School in Mount Meru, Tanzania. The more tickets we sell, the more uniforms we can buy!

    — Comment left on April 4th, 2011

  2. Caroline Welsh says:

    Lucy has shown me some of the artwork which will be displayed and it is so beautiful. Come along for a couple of hours you are under no pressure to participate or donate in anyway. We would love our friends to share in this African experince and invite new friends to come along and meet with us.

    — Comment left on May 4th, 2011

  3. Arum says:

      In everything there is a SEASON i BELIEVE this is the SEASON of DAVAO CITY to cretae an IMPACT to the NATION and into the WORLD for HIS glory and honor.Let us keep the fire of GOD in our hearts burning!!! GO ARISE DAVAO!!!WE WILL SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD FOR OUR BELOVED CITY .TEARING DOWN THE WALLS OF UNBELIEF .Glory To GOD!!!

    — Comment left on August 25th, 2012

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