Thursday, July 05, 2007

A new eBay for Charity listing for AVIF - LIVE EARTH tickets

Many thanks to "Henrydoe" and MissionFish :
 A new listing has just been posted on eBay to benefit AVIF.
This listing is onsale now on eBay.
eBay for Charity Listing: X2 TICKETS TO LIVE EARTH
Donation Percentage: 20.0%
This is possible through

The main Live Earth website is here, 7 July 2007
New York

Powered by ScribeFire.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Thank You Matt & Campsmount College, Norton, Doncaster, UK

I want to say Thank you to Matt McDonald, joining JNMCC as part of the Summer Programme.

Matt teaches Year 7 students (age 11/12 yrs) at Campsmount College in Doncaster, UK.
Campsmount are helping to print and laminate the posters and the Yr 7 pupils have been so keen to be involved they have started several initiatives around the school such as collecting stationary items and umbrellas, calendars, etc. They have also started 'pen-pal' letters with photos for the students in the area.
The local press are highlighting the students efforts and we'd also like to thank the Head Mr A Sprakes, helping to create permanent links with the schools (& already donated around £200 worth of equipment to take over later this month.)

(thank you very much)

Published on blog

AVIF Update 12

I hope everyone is well and plans are all being finalised.
Please contact me with any further questions.

Regarding the posters, I am hoping that Sharon can have some of these printed out so you can take them with you. There is an instructions poster here

Can you all please make sure you are subscribed to the Blog as updates are published there and act as an archive for information. If you subscribe (most of you should already be) you will get sent the updates every time I write something.

We have fantastic news about 3 of the girls from JNMCC. Sharon had a networking trip to the States last year
and met an NGO called Zawadi. They are interviewing the girls to go to the United States on a full scholarship .. keep your fingers crossed for them.

540 Airlines are having problems with their online booking system but have reserved flights for you. They should be coming to the Orientation to meet you so you can arrange payment there, or they will take you to the office themselves.

We were wondering if any of you wanted to plan a classroom painting day with your hosts. Paint is very cheap and as you will see walls can be very bare. Please consider this activity. Sharon pointed out that it would of course involve the children in a fantastic lasting project. You can make arrangements on arrival with your hosts.

Kindest regards

Monday, July 02, 2007

Fantastic Educational Posters

I've just been sent the actual posters, designed brilliantly, creatively and simply by Sam Rick, based in Uganda. All the posters are available for download here please pass them on to anyone you can.

They easily and simply illustrate many sustainable processes for health, farming, hygiene, cooking which we'll definitely be passing out at Orientation this Summer when our volunteers visit Kenya.

Technorati Tags: , , , ,

Powered by ScribeFire.

So much more to Africa

Thank you for a fantastic blog by Hellen Kakooza-Slade, a Ugandan lady now living in the UK. We met through the wonderful social-networking site i Genius.

Hellen points out the absolute truth in todays sustainable development process and reminds us all of the sheer brilliance of simplicity and resolve. Ilnesses treated herbally, locally, for free, demands a global debate of its own, especially in Africa. Harambee (everyone pulling together) is an important lesson for all.

Technorati Tags: , ,

Powered by ScribeFire.