As people all over the world start to make plans to visit family, buy presents and think about Christmas dinner, many children are unable to have those small Christmas wishes fulfilled. ‘When You Eat, They Eat’ is an annual event organized by Solutions For Life Initiative Ghana (SFLIG), which sees over 700 orphans and other less privileged children from the Ashanti Region, including street children, enjoying a day filled with lots of love, laughter and food. For the less privileged in this society it can be a constant struggle trying to find enough food to survive day to day, a battle that is even more pronounced as Christmas time comes around. While others are enjoying an abundance of food and presents at this time, there are many who go without. As a result of this, SFLIG organizes a Christmas Day Picnic filled with games, rides and of course food. This day is shared by both the privileged and the less privileged of the Kumasi community and it continues to prove that the greatest gift at Christmas time is not one that is found under a tree, but rather one that is given from the heart. This year SFLIG will also take this gathering as an opportunity to launch our Back to School Program. This program is designed to allow girls to attend school as a new academic school year starts. There are many challenges to the beginning of an academic year. Girls here struggle with access to school materials like books and stationary and some are even unable to pay for their tuition to attend grade school.
The funds raised through this platform will go towards providing a small part of Christmas for these children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to spend Christmas with a meal in a family setting filled with laughter and love. Funds will also go towards school fees and scholastic materials for girls who are unable to pay out of pocket. At SFLIG we believe that education is the key to unlocking the potential of girls in nation building and their education must be of primary importance.
Help us make this event a success for everyone. Any donation, big or small will go a long way and is very much appreciated. Thank you for all your help!
A couple pictures from 'When You Eat, They Eat' 2013:
- Helena Kalivoda
- Ella West
- Joan Finn
- Patricia Watson
- Jordan Archer
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