Fun event for families & friends— No experience necessary!
$ 20 per person (inc. food & prizes) (16 and younger $10)
Event will include on-ice orientation, practice and team play and friendly competition.
Participants will be expected to seek pledges (tax-receiptable) prior to event.
ALL PROCEEDS TO RAYJON’S RURAL SCHOOLS IN HAITI.
- Goal is to raise funds for Rayjon’s rural schools in Gilbert and Pinson, Haiti
- Participants are expected to seek pledges prior to the event
- Fun event for families & friends – all ages welcome
- Each team will play 8 ends (about 2-1/2 hours of curling total)
- 3:00 – 7:30 pm at Sarnia Golf & Curling Club
WHY RAISE FUNDS FOR EDUCATION IN HAITI?
Education is key to ending poverty.
If all students in low income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty, which would be equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty.
In the rural area of Haut de St. Marc, Haiti, two elementary schools in the mountains provide quality education from preschool to grade 7, with a total enrollment of over 450 kids per year. The schools are literally bursting at the seams.
In this remote, mountainous area, few children stay in school beyond elementary school. Secondary school begins at grade 7, but the closest high school is in the city − much too far away and much too expensive for most families. In 2016, with the support of generous donors in Canada, Rayjon was pleased to add grade 7 at both of our rural schools. Parents are anxious for their children to have the opportunity to attend grade 8 and 9, which we hope to add over the next two years.
THE COST OF EDUCATION:
To support the function of two rural schools (including teachers’ salaries, building upkeep, textbooks and curriculum development) Rayjon needs to raise approximately $11,500 CDN each year. That’s just $23 per pupil!
To offer the next two levels of secondary school (grades 8 & 9), we need to raise an additional $6,000 per year.
Please help make our fundraiser a success!