Sending Sheila to Ghana

18 03 2011

I have more information to report about my friend Sheila’s fundraising.  Also, I have set up a page here on my blog that you can visit to see what fundraisers are in the works.

Last Fall, Sheila went to Romania to help Rachel Ross, the founder of Forget Me Not Ministries, at the Isaiah Center in Tinca.  The Isaiah Center exists to provide nurturing and education for the neglected and abandoned gypsy children.

This year, she is going with Globe Aware, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) that develops short-term volunteer programs in international environments.  The intention of Globe Aware is to accomplish one of two things:  Promote cultural awareness and to Promote sustainability.  The concept of  cultural awareness means to recognize and appreciate the real beauties and real challenges of a culture, but not to change it.  The concept of sustainability is to help others stand on their own two feet; to teach skills rather than reliance.  Several projects may include the building of school blocks for kindergarteners, improvement of washrooms and facilities that the children use, construction of wells or water systems and improving the facilities at a local orphanage.

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