Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 24th
6:30 pm @ Sacred Heart Parish (Meeting Room) , 1465 Lecaron Ave in Sarnia.
This year’s meeting will be far from boring! We will be sharing exciting news from Haiti and the DR, personal stories of transformation and inspiration, and listening to a message from Andre Jean-Pierre, Haiti Field Director.
All are welcome! This is an opportunity for us to share with our supporters progress of the last year, seek the input and engagement of the public, and elect/confirm Board members for 2018-2019.
Whether you have been a Rayjon supporter for many years, or you are interested in learning more about Rayjon, please come connect with us!
Light refreshments provided.
Tickets now available to reserve for Rayjon’s 9th Annual PastaFest!
Thursday, November 1st at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd. from 5-7pm. Eat in or take out.
Adults and Students $15
Children 4-12 $10
Enjoy a great Italian meal & support Rayjon’s projects in Haiti & the Dominican Republic. There’s something for everyone: Gift Baskets & Silent Auction items, Haitian & developing world art & jewelry, Rayjon information and more.
Fun event for families & friends— No experience necessary!
$ 25 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 RURAL EDUCATION IN HAITI.
- Goal is to raise funds for rural education in Haut de St. Marc, Haiti (elementary/secondary & adult literacy)
- 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, Rayjon supports the Pinson school, with close to 200 students from preschool to grade 9. In this remote, mountainous area, few children stay in school throughout secondary levels (which begin at Grade 7 in Haiti). We are proud that 52% of students are girls!
The Power of Literacy
If all women completed primary education, there would be an estimated 66% reduction in mothers dying in childbirth, and 15% fewer child deaths, saving 1,089,000 lives globally each year.
Educated women are more likely to:
- avoid complications during pregnancy
- use public health care services
- have fewer, healthier children, with reduced mortality
The “Alpha” Literacy program in the Haut de St. Marc region will equip over 100 adults this year with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to create positive change in their communities. With your help we can bring this valuable program to new areas without prior access!