HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Sewing class stitching up for charity

By Rhiannon Horrell, Auckland Stuff

888 days ago   Article ID# 1522055
Original URL

 

World Vision

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (Auckland Stuff) - An enthusiastic sewing class is thinking outside the box and dreaming up its next project to help those living in extreme poverty half a world away.

Lynfield College's year 9 and 10 sewing class have been putting their talents to good use and sending handmade quilts to villages in Niger and Cambodia.

The most recent quilt, gifted to an African village in Niger, has been received by a drama group.

Soft materials technology teacher Claire Tagaloa asked her class to consider different countries and the students were able to spend time researching them.

"We looked at the flags and symbols for each of them."

Each student had to design a square for the quilt with a message of hope."

Ms Tagaloa says the sewing class also had a visit from World Vision where a representative spoke to them about the work the organisation carries out.

She says the class settled on Africa because of the extreme poverty there.

"We had to design it and find fabrics. We wanted to make something that could be educational or used by the whole community. It also needed to be lightweight so it was easy to transport. It's nice to be able to do something worthwhile and give back."

The second quilt, now complete, will be given to a community group in Cambodia when World Vision country manager Rob Vos next travels there.

Student Monique Pace says the prospect of sewing was a bit daunting at first.

"Now we don't even think about it. It's at the back of your head. We've gotten used to sewing."

She says the design stage is trickier than the sewing itself.

World Vision spokesman Dylan Quinnell says the organisation's 40 Hour Famine is coming up in May.

"We had a team visit Niger in West Africa, a focus country along with Mali, to see what the current situation with their serious food crisis is and to gather photos and video footage.

"They took with them a bit of New Zealand in the form of a great quilt made by year 9 and 10 sewing classes at Lynfield College. The teacher in charge has done it for a few years running and donated them to World Vision to give to a poorer community."

An estimated 13 million people are at risk of extreme hunger in Africa and this number is rising by the day nine million in Niger, more than a million in Mali and more than two million in Mauritania, Chad and Senegal.

World Vision staff say food stocks are dwindling to dangerously low levels and some families have no food

James East, the organisation's communications director in humanitarian and emergency affairs, says the fathers and the mothers of children in these countries know what is coming.

"We have a short window of opportunity to prepare. We need to raise awareness and funds to be able to save lives."

Go to worldvision.org.nz if you'd like to donate.

Copyright 2014 Auckland Stuff   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 888 days ago   Article ID# 1522055

World Vision    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More World Vision Dallas News

World Vision India launches campaign to help India's children 'survive five'

96 days ago From indiablooms 

NEW DELHI, INDIA - Kolkata / New Delhi, May 20 (IBNS): World Vision India launched their Global Week of Action campaign with the objective to spread the message of ... Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have received this ...

Rick Campanelli On His Eye-Opening Trip To Cambodia With World Vision

122 days ago From ETCanada.com 

TORONTO, CANADA - I had the honour of travelling back to Cambodia for the third time with World Vision this past winter. Now it may seem hard to explain how you can feel ... Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have received ...

Amarillo students participate in 30-Hour Famine

134 days ago From Amarillo.com 

AMARILLO, TEXAS - ... Stephen United Methodist Church, who participated as Team Hero in World Vision's 30-Hour Famine on Friday and Saturday at Polk Street UMC. Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have received this email be ...

Local youth raise fast for World Vision's, 30 Hour Famine.

172 days ago From Heritage Newspapers 

SOUTHGATE, MICHIGAN - World Vision, an international evangelical relief and development organization, has promoted the famine for the past 25 years. Held in churches ... Flag as irrelevant Businesses 'help eradicate world poverty th ...

Safe spaces help children to recover from tsunami

205 days ago From Solomon Star 

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS - The Child Friendly Space project, set up by World Vision Solomon Islands following the Temotu earthquake and tsunami of 6 February 2013, has ... Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have received this email ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To World News

Action Center

Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2,000 years: Report

Action: Climate Change

The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, were warmer over the past 50 year ...

Tiger poacher Hanumant nabbed in Odisha

Action: Wildlife Conservation

In yet another big catch, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Delhi, on Friday morning nabbed tiger poacher Hanumant fr ...

Realtor builds road through 'sacred' Mangar forest near Delhi

Action: Stop Deforestation

A real estate company has allegedly built a road in the forest near the sacred grove of Mangar Bani off the Gurgaon-Faridabad ...

Shell Records Massive Oil Spill On Its Nembe Creek

Action: Stop Pollution

A major oil spill has occurred at a Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, (SPDC), oil pipeline between the Santa-Ba ...

Poacher caught with backpack full of 299 sea turtle eggs

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is investigating a case of extreme turtle egg poaching after a ma ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright The Charity Vault All rights reserved.