Angels Project PSA Video by 6th Graders

A short and very cute Holiday Angels Project “Public Service Announcement” video made by 6th Graders at HTMNC school. I am sure you will forgive some sound issues knowing that the same 6th grade class raised over $2000 for PaKachele School :)

6th graders raise over $2000 for PaKachele School!

In the Fall of 2010, the entire 6th grade at High Tech Middle North County school in San Marcos, CA embarked on a two month intensive project – to learn about the issues facing children in Zambia and to plan a Temwani Children’s Foundation fundraiser to help build PaKachele School..


6th graders at the middle school taped messages
for the children in Zambia.

HTMNC is a project-based school where students learn by experiencing the world around them. For the Fall they were able to incorporate their learning into their media classes by making Public Service Announcement videos, studying the geography and customs of Africa, fundraising planning, and public speaking. Temwani’s Technology Coordinator, Bevin Dunn, visited the students three times to show slideshows, play interactive games, and lead discussions.

Kids celebrate news of their first $100 donation. Fundraiser night poster – local Lion’s Club support. Colorful kid-made magnets for sale.

The culmination of their hard work and study came together with a Fundraiser Night on December 14, 2010. Students ran a Silent Auction with Zambian items provided by Temwani, manned over 10 craft and informational booths, and sold snacks for a showing of the Lion King movie.  The booths were full of creative ideas including decorating baseball caps, jewelry making and even a photo shoot with a classic car. The students also received a $100 grant from the Del Sol Lions Club to support their fundraiser costs.

Through their amazing efforts they were able to raise over $2000! The project also inspired their teacher Tracy Nathan to organize travel with a fellow teacher in the Summer of 2011 to visit Zambia and the PaKachele school in person.

Temwani is so proud of the kids, teachers and parents that supported this project, which is the largest school fundraising effort to date. Great job HTMNC and Zikomo (Thanks)!

Fundraiser Night

Coordinators Tracy Nathan and Bevin Dunn at the fundraiser. HTMNC students give pubic presentations. Having fun at the fundraiser!

Shop with “Causefidence” this Holiday Season!

What if Temwani Children’s Foundation earned a donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can!

And if you download the GoodSearch – Temwani Children’s Foundation toolbar, our cause will earn money every time you shop and search online – even if you forget to go to GoodShop or GoodSearch first! Read More >>

With your help, love grows: Annual Campaign 2011

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Lackson is one of the fast-growing, bright-eyed young shoots attending the PaKachele Primary School, the school your contributions have helped to build in Lusaka, Zambia. A second grader, he dreams of growing up to be a doctor who will “give injections and save lives.”

Lackson with Grandparents

Lackson, age 7, lives with loving grandparents who struggle to provide him with nutritious food and a reliable roof over his head. With your help, he is now a growing, thriving, ambitious second grader at PaKachele Primary School.

In order to help Lackson reach his dreams, the PaKachele School needs to be expanded to hold grades 4-7, new teachers need to be hired, and two meals need to be provided to students every day.

Please GIVE to our 2011 Annual Campaign to ensure a brighter future for Lackson and other orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia. Thank you!

Unity Church of Peace in Tucson, Arizona

“I’m enjoying bringing Grace into my prayer and meditation space each day. I feel on some level she and I are becoming friends.” –Marcia Breitenbach of Unity Church.
Marcia prays for Grace

After viewing a video on the conditions of orphans across the globe, Unity Church of Peace members Kat Domet and Marcia Breitenbach were inspired to find some way to assist.

In May of 2010, the Temwani Children’s Foundation was chosen as the beneficiary of the monthly outreach giving program, and a fall potluck was held to support the feeding program at the PaKachele Primary School.  Since 2010, Unity Church has raised over $1,645 through their outreach giving program and a World Food Day Potluck.

Temwani board member, Leah Berger, visited Unity Church and presented a slideshow about the school and its students. In addition, members of the congregation volunteered to be a part of a prayer exchange with the communities served by Temwani. Read More >>

Video – PaKachele School Opening Ceremony

March 25, 2011 marked the official opening ceremony for the PaKachele Primary School in Lusaka, Zambia. Board members Regan Murray, Bevin Dunn, and Leah Berger attended on behalf of the over 300 donors from the Temwani Children’s Foundation who have contributed to the building of the school over the past five years.

Click to read the story about the Open Ceremony day and view more photos.

 

It’s Official! Pakachele Opening Ceremony, March 25, 2011

Opening Day T-Shirt Drummers and Dancers Preschool Children Performing

Drums pounding out rhythms of celebration, children singing songs of praise, women dancing, laughter rippling through the crowd….. March 25, 2011 marked the official opening ceremony for the PaKachele Primary School in Lusaka, Zambia. Board members Regan Murray, Bevin Dunn, and Leah Berger attended on behalf of the over 300 donors from the Temwani Children’s Foundation who have contributed to the building of the school over the past five years. Read More >>

Guardians Sing and Give Video – ThanksTemwani Blanket Project

Taken April 2011, as part of the Temwani Children’s Foundation’s Blanket Project, which gives warm Zambian made blankets to the guardians of orphaned children at PaKachele Primary School and Kondwa Day Center in Lusaka, Zambia. Women and men who provide important care for these children, are singing and shaking hands of Temwani members just before the blankets were given out.

Del Mar Times – Foundation helps children orphaned by AIDS in Zambia

Carmel Valley resident’s foundation helps children orphaned by AIDS in Zambia – Del Mar Times, Dec 13, 2010

Link to Article:  http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=19647

Bevin Dunn of Temwani Children’s Foundation with Zambian children in 2009.

Building Walls Build Hope – New Photos from PaKachele Primary School

By Regan Murray, Co-President
Angela by Kachele wall
Angela walks by a future classroom

 

I have a dream – because everybody is allowed to dream – of a school for orphans and vulnerable children in my neighborhood of N’gombe Compound. The school will care for children whose parents have died from AIDS and whose caretakers struggle to pay for food, clothing, and school fees.

 

These words came from the determined mouth of Mrs. Angela Malik, a Zambian woman working tirelessly to care for children in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Along with three other visitors from the U.S., I sat listening to Angela’s dream that night in March 2006, wondering if and how I could help. Read More >>