This week we had the lovely Janessa come in from MCC’s Global Family Program.
So what is Global Family you ask?
It’s MCC’s version of child sponsoring, but it’s so much more than that. It’s an education program that allows children the access to education in their community, and to improve the education in that community. So really your not sponsoring a child your sponsoring the whole community. They made this switch over because it is more cost effective (more bang for your your buck), it eliminates jealousy between siblings because you could only sponsor 2 children per family. But mostly, it fosters community ownership, and assess the community’s needs to develop a customized program with the hopes of the community one day becomes self sufficient.
Still interested and want to help?
It cost less than a $1 a day ($300 for the year) and can support up to 5 students.
You can click on the link to visit their website http://globalfamily.mcc.org/
Also Erinne mentioned that there is this lovely (and delicious) organic butchery and bakery based out of Fraserwood (Gimili area) that delivers meat into the city every 2 weeks. If anyone is interested in putting in a mass order they will deliver it on a Thursday after MOM’s group. How exciting is that!
You can check out Aunthill Farms http://aunthillfarms.com/index.html
And lastly we have 2 more sessions before we break for Christmas. There will be a sign up sheet for the Christmas potluck going around next week.