All of us at Amina's Gift have been busy making plans for 2019 and are looking forward to another successful year. We are happy to announce many exciting events starting in April.
We are particularly excited about the arrival of 3 shipping containers filled with art. They will be arriving in early spring and there are many fantastic pieces that you won't want to miss. We'll keep you posted on their status.
Come join us for a Tower of Giraffes. We will have hundreds of beaded giraffes throughout the yard to brighten your mid-winter chill.
Thanksgiving Market: November 30th and December 1st 12-4 pm
Christmas Market: December 14th and 15th 12-4 pm
Amina's Gift provides direct funding for African children who need basic daily living necessities like food, clothes and shoes. We also pay for school fees and transportation to local clinics to receive government provided health care and medications.
We support ourselves by purchasing crafts by local artists and then reselling them. This provides employment for the local artists, who in return are able to support their families. The profits are used to support and encourage a good education for all the children in the community.
“If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for ten years plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years educate children.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”
“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, can change the world.”
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
“In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It’s their normal life. But in other parts of the world, we are starving for education…it’s like a precious gift. It’s like a diamond.”
We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to go to school.
All lives have equal value.