Monday, September 28, 2009

Together we raised over $80,000

A very special thank you to everyone who supported the Masi fundraising event on September 26th. The event helped raise over $80,000 towards the completion of the youth centre in Masiphumelele, Cape Town.

We are all very touched by the outcome of the event and all your donations. This is a strong testament of the compassionate community we live in, our commitment to global citizenship, and making the world a better place for everyone.

The funds have been forwarded to the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in South Africa via the Vancouver Foundation. This will allow us to complete the construction of the Masi Youth Centre. Thank you for helping to make this happen!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Invitation to Realizing a Dream Fundraising event with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Support of MYP

Save the Date - Realizing a Dream Fundraising Event

We are very honoured that Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be attending our next Masi fundraising event on September 26th, 2009. Our goal is to raise the final $125,000 required to complete the construction of the Youth Centre.  We hope you can join us for this last stretch and be part of Realizing the Dream.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

On-site Progress

I am very excited to let you know that the plan is to commence construction in January 2010, and to have the opening ceremonies of the Youth Centre in Masiphumelele in June 2010 just before the World Cup. This is very exciting news for us, who have been supporting the project, and it will be transform the lives of the children and youth of the township of Masiphumelele. Here are copies of MYP’s architect, Nelson Barbosa's drawings, providing an overview of the site:

A team of local workers have been selected to maximize the positive economic effect of the project on the region. At least 50% of the construction workers will be local youth, who will be empowered to participate in the development of their own centre.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009