Quiz Night at Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse – Nov. 14th

Join us at Sea Cider on November 14th.  Camosun College Hospitality Program Event Management students have created a great evening for us.  Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/off-the-ground-back-to-school-tickets-75422423499
There will be canapes, a bit of a quiz (don’t worry you will be on a team) and of course tastings from Sea Cider.  We are fundraising for new beds for the dormitory we are building in 2020.    Participate in the silent auction or ‘buy a bed’

PODA – UVIC’s ELC supports us!

PODA – UVIC’s ELC supports us!

The students from Gerry Luton’s classes at the UVIC English Language Center chose PODA for their Charity Project.  Their fundraising bake sale earned an amazing $1,100.10 – thank you to everyone.  Since 2002 these classes have been supporting a variety of charities. Click here to find out more about this initiative.

The students are visiting from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Colombia, Panama & Brazil.  It is impressive that while studying in Canada they are also helping to support students in rural Uganda.

PODA – successful campaign to buy beds, nets, lanterns & goats!

PODA – successful campaign to buy beds, nets, lanterns & goats!

We had a very successful Christmas campaign – our tally was 23 lanterns, 22 beds, 15 goats, & 13 nets.  Thank you PODA supporters!  Our first priority was to order the beds to be ready for the beginning of the school year (late February).
 
 
When we travel to Uganda in July we will be purchasing the solar lanterns as well as the goats.  We are still fundraising for additional beds & nets, you can make a donation here.

January 2015 News

School Latrine Upgrade
Staff and students at the school identified latrines as a priority project in 2014. PODA funded this project. Materials and labor were sourced locally to construct a new “six-stand” latrine – that’s right, no seats!. In 2015 we will be raising funds to add a shower room and a laundry room.

Portland Connection
Barb is off to Portland the last week of January to do a presentation to West Union Elementary School.