Archive for December, 2009

13
Dec
09

fundraiser was a success!

I would like to thank everyone for their amazing support of my upcoming trip to Uganda in February with the Ryan’s Well Foundation.  The fundraiser on December 10 was a great success!  I reached my goal of covering the cost of my flight and travel documents.  Thank you to those who donated to my project, donated items for the auction (check out the links on the right!), attended the fundraiser on such a cold night, bid on items, helped me throughout the evening, and offered such encouraging and supportive words!  A special thank you goes out to JM McNabThe Lovely KillbotsLittle Foot Long Foot and EX~PO for providing such great musical entertainment!  It was such a fun night!

As I mentioned at the fundraiser, I am very humbled by everyone’s generosity and am very grateful to have such wonderful people in my life!

03
Dec
09

local democracy week

Last week I had the opportunity to shoot for Free the Children again; this time it was for an event marking the end of Local Democracy Week which “aims to help young people understand they have the power to change their communities through being active participants in the democratic process.”  The day started at Queen’s Park with opening remarks and speeches followed by tours of the Legislative Assembly and Political Speed Dating sessions designed to generate excitement about the political process and allow students to discuss issues of concern to them. 

After lunch, the students were transported to City Hall where they were welcomed by Mayor David Miller, learned about the role of local government and participated in interactive workshops facilitated by the Me to We team.

    




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Thank you so much to the following supporters! I really appreciate your contributions to help me get to Uganda and Kenya with the Ryan's Well Foundation!

Bobby Singh
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