The principal aim of our International Committee is to support educationally-related projects in Africa, with the aim to support a long term and sustainable improvement to the well being of populations with scarce resources. Below is a quick look at some of the fund raising we do and the targets for money raised.
Friday 23rd April 2016 – Murder Mystery evening with fish and chip supper. The committee tried out this form of fund-raiser last year and it was a great success. So once again the Big Adventures Theatrical Company are performing another murder mystery entitled “Murder on the Churchill Express”. This time the event is to be held at St Nic’s Church Hall, Allestree. Tickets £15. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for a 7:30 start.
Quiz and Chips
Our Quiz and Chips evening on Saturday 5th December 2015 raised over £700 for our International Centenary project – Girl Empowerment in Ghana. (see below for details)
Fun Wine Quiz
This year’s event on Friday 12th February raised a net profit of over £1600 and a good time was had by all. As with all our International Service Committee fund raisers the majority of this money has been allocated to the International Centenary Project. (See below)
The International Centenary Project – Girl Empowerment Ghana
In 2018 this club is celebrating 100 years in Derby. To commemorate this achievement the International Service Committee has elected to work alongside Ghana Village by Village and a local charity in Ghana – CRRECENT – to empower village teenage girls and enable them to complete their secondary school education. All funding raised by our committee will be used to provide continuous mentoring for the girls so that they will be free to concentrate on their education. This has started in Abenta and will migrate to adjacent villages as part of this programme to change the lives of 100 young women by 2018.
We continue with our aims to collect unwanted books and educational resources in support of School Aid. The charity sorts out appropriate resources and sends them to selected schools in many African countries, e.g. Tanzania, South Africa, Ethiopia. So far six Derby secondary schools have participated in the scheme. Supported by the toy shop in the Intu Centre, The Entertainer, boxes of books are transported by them to their warehouse which is located near to the charity’s base in Buckinghamshire. This method of getting any collected materials to the charity makes the process quite straightforward. All we have to do is commit some time and fuel to collect the boxes from the school and deliver them to the toy shop. If you know a school in the area that has surplus or redundant books – or other educational resources then please let us know.
Schools supporting this scheme to date include: Murray Park Community School, Littleover Community School, Eggington Primary School, John Port School, Derby High School, Merrill College and Derby Moor.