The new school year is just around the corner but it’s not too late for your Club to participate in the Pencil Box Project which guarantees to bring a smile to the faces of disadvantaged children on their first day at school!
The Lions Club of Kirstenbosch initiated this project and undertook to provide children at various disadvantaged schools in the Western Cape with the necessary stationery items for the coming year.
The pencil boxes contain: Pencils, ruler, scissors, eraser, pencil sharpener, coloured pencils, wax crayons and a glue stick and come in a two layer durable plastic pencil box. If you remember the normal price would be in the region of R200 per box but the Lions Club of Kirstenbosch are able to source this at R61,00 per completed set.
If you would like to help children in your area to start their school careers with the right equipment, then please contact Lion Ann Bar as soon as possible to place your order. Lion ann’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or cellular 082 451 3696. She will also need the name of the school you will be supporting to avoid duplication by other clubs.
Please consider supporting this worthwhile project.
Come on District 410A – lets’ start the new year off with a bang! If all Clubs participate in the Worldwide Week of Service Against Hunger which happens this week – 08 to 14 January 2018, imagine the impact we will have on the lives of hungry people.
There are more people out there than we can imagine who go to bed each night with an empty tummy.
Some 795 million people around the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. (That equates to one in nine people on earth).
Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence of hunger (percentage of population). One person in four is undernourished.
Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under the age of five. This equates to 3.1 million children each year.
66 million primary school age children attend classes hungry across the world – 23 million of these are in Africa alone.
So, although it’s short notice please consider doing a project to help the less fortunate than ourselves. There are many ways of doing this:
- Host a project to fight hunger during 08 – 14 January 2018
- Help feed the homeless
- Distribute lunches to schools
- Distribute food to those who need it most
- Plant a garden for a community or school
The possibilities are endless, and us being Lions will surely think of many more innovative ways of helping to fight this terrible plight.
The project was convened by LP Philip Bam and the Club affectionately named the project #Project 50 Love Buckets.
LP Philip organised a tea party which was held on 19th December 2017. The guests, who were identified by Pastors from churches in the Parkwood Estate, Lotus River and Grassy Park areas, were treated to tea and cake and sang Christmas carols. The cumulating with the handing out of the parcels.
Due to donations received from various churches and businesses in the area, as well as friends of the Lions and the Lions members themselves, there was no cost to the Club for the project.
Well done Kirstenbosch!