Saturday, June 18, 2011

June '11 Newsletter

The GlobalLight Projects team (Thomas, Wayde, Doug, Marilyn and Peter) have been raising funds and exploring possibilities for projects in other areas. Since we announced the completion of the first phase of the Chona installation last summer there have been several inquires, both in Zambia and elsewhere.

Back to Zambia!

We are pleased to announce that Thomas will be returning to Zambia in mid-August. The purposes of this trip are to (1) install additional equipment at the Chona site, (2) provide training to the teachers in how to use the computers that we donated to enhance the students' educational experience and (3) to lay the groundwork for another installation.

In particular, Thomas intends to visit
Mwanangonze village, also in southeast Zambia. This is the ancestral village of another Zambian-Canadian, Mabby Mwanangonze. Mabby has already raised funds to help with this summer's Chona project and intends to raise the funds for this new project. We are pleased to find others who are willing to work together with us to better the lives and educational outcomes of families in the developing world.

Getting the Word Out

We've had several occasions to present GlobalLight Projects to a wider public, including the Sarnia Arkwalk and the Green Energy, Agriculture and Bio-science Career Fair.

Thomas was recently featured in an article in The London Free Press focusing on his background, the vision for GlobalLight Projects and his appointment to the Mayor's Council on Sustainable Energy.

You Can Help

As we put together the final details of this summer's project, we can use your help! Your financial contribution will help Thomas have a successful trip. We need funds for Thomas' expenses while in Zambia and for supplies for the school. Gifts may be made online or by mailing a cheque made out to Royal View Church with the notation GlobalLight Projects to Wayde Foss, 4 McManus Pl., London, ON N5V 4X2. Donations over $10 will receive a tax deductible receipt. Thank you!

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Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

                    ~ Harold R. McAlindon

Your GlobalLIght Projects Team
Thomas, Wayde, Peter, Marilyn & Doug

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