Please join us on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of fine food, great music and stunning martial arts at the Silver Dragon Restaurant, 106 – 3rd Avenue SE in Calgary.
We would like to sincerely thank you for your generous donation to Handa Rehabilitation & Welfare Association Yunnan office, 35 solar lights in December, 2011.
By March 29, 2012, we have given out 28 solar lights. Among them Jiudaoyakou was given 1 light, Lahongku 3 lights and Dali Huangcaoba village 24 lights.
Eco Village of hope Society would like to Extend a Special Thank You To our Guests who attended our 2011 Fundraiser. With your charitable donations our net amount raised was $7,200 to go towards our projects in China.
Please join us on Friday, November 25, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of fine food, great music and stunning martial arts at the Silver Dragon Restaurant, 106 – 3rd Avenue SE in Calgary.
This event is intended to raise awareness about the plight of children living in four remote leper colony villages in Yunnan Province in western China.
Solaro a new E-Education resource for students will be piloting their technology in two of the leprosy colony schools. The University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business Professor Cameron Welsh and Dr. Irene Herremans will lend their support and experience to the Project. To find out more about the company pleas visit CastleRockResearch.com
Environmental Essays from Wong School
Volunteers Eilish and Murray Hiebert, Norman and Molly Mak, and Renay provided bursary funds to the Huang (Wong) school in the Taishan rural area for the best environmental essays from six different grades. The winning essays are posted below. Enjoy!
Don't Ask for Too Much by DongLan Gan - First Prize
Better Environment, Better Life by YanWen Lin - Second Prize
How to Protect Our Environment by Lina Zhao - Third Prize
Volunteers who participated in the 2008 mission to China will remember "Little Wei" (pronounced "Why"), as this young child made an impression on us that is impossible to forget. When EVHS first met Little Wei, he was an orphaned HIV baby who was in failing health and living in very poor conditions. EVHS volunteers helped to save his life and had him transferred to a hospital in Guangzhou. Then, after months of negotiation, EVHS was able to have Little Wei moved to another orphanage where he has flourished.
We recently received a news of Little Wei describing him as a happy and healthy little boy. We also received a glowing report on his progress from his new caretakers. It seems Little Wei has finally found a good, caring home where he is loved and well cared for.
Following are excerpts from a family who adopted a little girl from the Taishan orphanage where EVHS was active from 2007 thru 2010.
"My husband and I are adopting a little 3 year old girl from Taishan City SWI in Guangdong Province, China. When doing an internet search on the orphanage, your organization came up. I can't tell you how much it means to the parents of a child whose early years have been spent in an orphanage to know that there are organizations such as yours, Half the Sky, Love Without Boundaries and others, striving to have a positive impact on these precious children's quality of life."
"The image of you and your volunteers and that dear musician singing and dancing with the children brings tears to my eyes. Ruby looked forlorn in nearly every photograph we have of her from the orphanage. The thought that she did have some moments of fun and happiness and the love and holding from the nannies that you trained means more to this mother's heart than I can ever express. Thank you for having such a positive impact on the care and nurture that our precious daughter received during her time in Taishan."
Images of Ruby and her new family can be viewed here
Education Sponsorship Program
To supplement education to orphaned, abandoned and ostricized children who are living in poverty and where the option for further education or enrichment is not possible. To provide school supplies, books and other teaching tools that will assist the children in learning Mandarin, English, math and other essential skills.
Frequently, education in rural areas is difficult or not possible due to economic constraints. The long term vision of this program is to create a new, ecologically sound structure in which the children can continue their education and look forward to a future with hope and meaning.