Fundraising Event for the Rainwater Harvesting System

Join us Saturday November 26 at Stephen Bulger Photo-Gallery

1026 Queen Street West, Toronto ON M6J 1H6

From 7-10 PM

Come celebrate the holiday festivities by participating in bringing a rainwater harvesting system for our gardening activities at St Moses School in Accra, Ghana and enjoying some of the most beautiful photography artwork at the Stephen Bulger Gallery

Guest speaker:

Claire Rodger – Director at Gardening Angel Horticulture Inc

An environmental leader whose achievements have led and continues to lead to a greener and healthier Toronto. Ms. Claire Rodger was a finalist in the Green Toronto awards and received an environmental award of excellence in 2008 in the community project division for her work in founding The Cedarvale Community Children’s Garden.

$25 per person includes

performances by

Live Congolese Band – JCarre Music

Live Jazz Rhythm – Luwam Thomas

Finger food & Cash bar

Game prizes

Visit Stephen Bulger Photo-Gallery at www.bulgergallery.com

You can purchase your tickets at the door or in advance at http://rainwaterfilterghana-esearch.eventbrite.com/?srnk=1

•For more information email – info@challengedkids.org, call 647.883.0701, visit: www.challengedkids.org – click “Be Involved”

All proceeds will support CKi’s Rainwater Harvest System in Ghana

We Look Forward to Seeing You All at This TERRIFIC Evening

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Rainwater Collection

The community where we are working, Nungua,is a costal fishing neighbourhood in the Greater Accra region, Ghana. Though fish is often in good supply, fresh water is not. In order to grow vegetables in the community garden, fresh water is needed. A rainwater harvesting system is essential for the community to have a self-sustaining garden which can independently and economically obtain the water essential for its growth. Here is how the system works:

The collection of rainwater from the roof of a building. The collected water may have debris so it is filtered and then stored for use. The collected rainwater can be used to water gardens and for washing. In some places, the water is sterilized by boiling to be used for cooking and as drinking water (Aquagreen, 2011).

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Who we are

Challenged Kids International (CKi) is a nonprofit / non-governmental organization started by friends in 2010 who through their experiences realized the need to encourage children facing economical, social, health, physical, and mental challenges to see beyond their disabilities and strive to achieve their personal goals in life. The organization works with challenged kids in the developing world.

Our mission

To support challenged kids to utilize their strengths through educative, cultural and innovative activities to enable them to build and develop their own capabilities.

Our vision

All children, regardless of their abilities or social impedements place upon them, deserve to live in a society which supports their full potential.

 Objective

CKi programs support kids to continue to build their strengths and self-esteem through developing personal and leadership skills using activities like:

  • Cusine, nutrition and urban and/or peri-urban agriculture
  • Education, training and information technology

Our values

  • At CKi, we believe in equality in diversity, and therefore, disability should not be a barrier to one’s choice, personal development and ability to contribute to society
  • We also believe that every child should be given equal opportunity to grow in a safe and caring environment irrespective of his/her physical and mental ability and place of birth
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