One of Friends Vision's board members, Amy Weiner, will be hosting a fundraiser in Florida USA on Friday, 3rd December at Movies of Delray, 7421 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. The money raised will go towards our sponsorship program and for the building of our childrens home.
Please come along to show your support and make a difference!!!
ALL proceeds raised from the event will be donated towards the building of our children's home community.
Ticket Prices are $10 and include the Movie Screening & Admission to ALL of the evenings events, including a Pre-Screening Showcase and an After Party! These $10 All-Inclusive Tickets will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. So Get there EARLY!
Doors open at 8pm for our Pre-Screening Showcase of Raffles, African Market goods (Items such as Handmade Jewelry, Drums, Masks, Prints, etc.) & Complimentary Hors D'oeurves. Work on your Holiday Shopping and help children around the world, too!
Movie Screening is at 9:30pm. All Winners of the Raffle Prizes will be announced after the film.
Ticket Prices to attend ONLY the After Party are $5 at the door. After Party will offer a full-serviced cash Bar, DJ's & More!
Again, ALL of the proceeds from Ticket Sales, Raffles, African Market goods, etc. will be donated to our efforts in Kenya. This is a great way to support such an important cause - and have fun, too!
Visit our site to learn more about us and our kids!
See the facebook event page at "A Small Act" flim screening & charity event for education in Kenya
"A Small Act"
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 canít afford to pay school fees. With the creation of Chrisí fund, these students have new hope. But the program is small; how many will qualify for a scholarship?
Using a strong narrative, the film interweaves seemingly separate lives into a cohesive whole. With clarity and grace, A SMALL ACT, bears witness to the ripple effect a single action can create.
* Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival & Los Angeles Film Festival!
|2018 New Update||It continues to be an interesting, challenging, rewarding and evolving journey for us as we move into our eighth year. While itís been around two years since my last update (so sorry), the wheels have still been turning over as we venture into new territory this year. Our focus on sustainability is in full force with some exciting new partnerships; we have gained tax deductibility status in Australia; welcomed new staff members and new children and had the first of our young adults finishing High School and beginning our transition program.|
|2015 News Update||All in all it has been a busy, exciting and challenging year for us at Friends Vision as we slowly move through some changes that have taken place within our organisation. Throughout the year we have welcomed new staff, gained our Kenyan NGO status, began our farming project and started to move towards a more sustainable future.|
|2013 News Update||We have had a very busy year at Friends Vision with myself spending 10 months in Kenya to help lay the ground work for new projects and network within the local community (amongst many other things!). This year we employed two new staff members, saw volunteers, friends and family join us in Kenya to see our projects and welcomed some new children into our sponsorship program. We overcame many challenges that Kenya seems to throw at us at any given time and have slowly made progress on our existing projects getting us another step closer to building our first children's home. Have a read below of the year that was. I hope you enjoy and all have a great Christmas ahead!|
|December 2012 Update||Keep up to date with our progress and read our December 2012 Newsletter.|
|Our Directors Interview||Read Director Jannah Curries interview with magazine Essential Child to find out more on the journey of Friends Vision.|