All of us at Amina's Gift have been busy making plans for 2020 and are looking forward to another successful year. We are happy to announce the fall markets in November and December.
We will also have a capital campaign to raise funds for the Happy Readers project the Mina cup and building our first library.
Christmas Art Market: December 14th and 15th 12-4pm at 52 Dogwood Acres Dr. Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Student Sponsorship Event: June 22nd 6-7:30: An event to highlight the children that we are supporting with Amina's Gift funds. If you would like to learn more about sponsoring a child, this is the event for you!
Africa Tours Event: September 23rd 6-7:30pm: An opportunity to hear about our tours and how you can join us on a trip to Africa.
Amina's Gift is launching a Capital Campaign to raise $20,000 in 2020. Our largest endeavor thus far, we are hoping to make the lives of our Zimbabwe kids even better. We are targeting Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, and Healthy Places.
An expansion of the Happy Readers project that will teach primary kids how to read in English.
We will be providing the girls in our organization with the Mina Cup to help manage their menstrual cycle and prevent them from missing school during this time. Just as importantly, we teach the boys what this means.
We will be building our first library in Zimbabwe. It will allow our students a safe, quiet place to study at night when there are no lights at their homes. It will be a place that encourages a culture of reading.
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.
“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, can change the world.”
”It is not behond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education.“
- Nelson Mandela
“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.”
“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.”
”Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country.“
- Nelson Mandela
We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to go to school.
“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.”
All lives have equal value.
”Imagination is more important than knowledge.“
- Albert Einstein