The months are passing quickly in Ambassadors. We are busy getting ready for Global Evening and trying to finalize our trip preparations for March.
Global Project Coordinator Maddie Skoblo met with peace activist and recording artist Emmanuel Jal this summer to brainstorm project ideas. Ms. Francy spent a month in Africa working with village elders and community leaders to determine future needs. The Global Project team took over from there, determining costs and sustainability of project proposals.
We are happy to report that construction is under way for our first teacher house in Kamatanda, Zambia, thank to the generosity of Starbucks Moscow. This project took longer than we anticipated due to some unforeseen delays, but things are on track now and our volunteer teachers should be in their new home in time for the holidays. One of the benefits of this home is that it is made of brick, so when the rains come, the family will stay dry and will not have to repack the mud each season.
Our 4th Annual Global Evening is Saturday,November 25th from 6:30-9:30pm at the Four Seasons. The event includes a full buffet dinner and open bar. We are fortunate to have the support of the Four Seasons, Coca-Cola Hellenic, Heineken, Swissotel, Hyatt, and Ritz Carlton, making for some great auction and raffle prizes.
Our Ambassadors and their parents brought back unique items from around the world, so we have 20 international baskets to auction. To get tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited and there are very few tickets left.
Our holiday giving campaign this year is focused on the rural farming village of Pandamatenga, Botswana where we want to support the Eco Lodge in bringing Christmas to the village. There are 600 children that believe in Christmas yet never get a present. This year, we want to see every child get a gift and some school supplies. We also want their family to have a Christmas dinner. The cost to make this Christmas miracle happen is only $30 per child and includes dinner for the family. To donate, click the link below. Your donation is tax deductible.