Buy delicious cupcakes and support Tana River Life Foundation : Nov 2 2012

Thank you for supporting Tana River Life Foundation.

We continue our mission to raise funds for the Education Centre Project with the second Bake Sale of 2012.  The project aims to provide affordable quality education to the communities in the Tana River Delta.  Facilities include a kindergarten, a primary school, a community centre with library, computer lab, seminar rooms, meeting areas, designated areas to house income-generating projects for the foundation and offices. The buildings which are oriented to benefit from natural ventilation and lightning have been designed to be environmentally sustainable incorporating solar power and rainwater harvesting. This 3-year project will cost S$2,000,000. To-date S$700,000 has been raised.

We’re targeting to raise $3,000 which will be matched dollar for dollar by Jonaran Trust, based in Malaysia. $6,000 will cover about 27% of the cost of a classroom. 10 classrooms will be built.

Thanks to the mother-daughter team of Norliza Jalil and Maria Chung together with Oh Chew Khoon, we will be holding the sale on Friday 2nd November. Cupcakes will be the theme of this sale. Once again we thank Esther Wee of Halia Restaurant and Gina Choong of Kitchen Capers who will be sponsoring our ingredients and packaging materials & kitchen space respectively. All proceeds from this sale will go to the foundation. It’ll be great if you could order a box or 2 of cupcakes and support our efforts to help educate the young in Kenya.

Cream Cheese Frosted Carrot Cupcakes, Chocolate Cupcakes with Espresso Swiss Meringue Buttercream,  Cream Cheese Frosted Banana Cupcakes

Cream Cheese Frosted Carrot Cupcakes, Chocolate Cupcakes with Espresso Swiss Meringue Buttercream , Cream Cheese Frosted Banana Cupcakes

The following are available :

  • Cream Cheese Frosted Carrot Cupcakes – $45 per dozen
  • Cream Cheese Frosted Banana Cupcakes – $40 per dozen
  • Chocolate Cupcakes with Espresso Swiss Meringue Buttercream – $40 per dozen
  • Mixed dozen – $45 per dozen

In the name of raising productivity, we are now using online order forms instead of emails. Please order through this form by Friday 26th October and I will provide you with payment instructions and details on where and how to collect the cakes.   If you are unable to access or submit the forms, please email tanariverlifefoundation@gmail.com for assistance.

In addition, thanks to Tiew Peng, we have a series of framed monochrome and infra-red photos of the Singapore skyline and street scenes.

Singapore skyline and street scenes by Tiew Peng

Singapore skyline and street scenes by Tiew Peng

 

2 framing options are available  :

(1)   20.5×28.5 cm Matt print board mount with either White or Black capping

(2)   8R (8″x10″) Matt print with wooden frame

They are available at $120 each. Click here to view the photos available. They make excellent gifts ( even to yourself ) with Christmas just around the corner. Please email me if you’d like to purchase them and support the foundation’s efforts in educating the young in Kenya.

Once again, thank you so much for your generosity.

Iris on behalf of Tana River Life Foundation

Online Order Form – Tana River Life Foundation Bake Sale 2012

Thanks to one and all who supported us over the last 2 weekends.

Tana River Life Foundation Jumble Sale 2012

Tana River Life Foundation Jumble Sale 2012

Thanks for supporting the Tana River Life Foundation Bake Sale and Jumble Sale. The bake sale raised over $7,000 for the Education Centre Project, where every dollar raised will be matched by Joneron Trust, making that a total of $14,000. The Jumble Sale raised over $8000 which will pay for the shipment of the used items collected for the Mitumba Project.

Special thanks to Siewfan Wong of Gallery Helios for allowing us to setup stall at their Open House, Gina Choong of Kitchen Capers for supplying our packaging and Esther Wee of Halia Restaurant for sponsoring the ingredients !

Here are a few photos of the yummy cakes and cookies

Our youngest supporter who loved her find, a gorgeous pink backpack :

Gabriel Teo on Channel News Asia

Gabriel Teo, founder of Tana River Life Foundation was featured on Channel News Asia this morning.

He together with the architects of the Education Centre Project, Alen Nikolovski and Jason Wang of AEDAS were interviewed on the project. If you missed the segment this morning, here it is :

AM LIVE! on WEDNESDAY

Works Of Heart :
He acted on his instincts… giving up a well-paying job to serve the unfortunate. But Gabriel Teo isn’t stopping at simply raising funds or awareness about his cause – he is bringing his aspiration to a rural area in far-away Kenya. His vision? To build a school and other educational facilities such as a library and computer centre for the needy. We meet the man and learn why he is convinced it is a worthwhile project he’s embarking on.

http://www1.channelnewsasia.com/amlive/2012/03/14/interviews-charity-work/

CNA Interview with Gabriel Teo, founder of Tana River Life Foundation

CNA Interview with Gabriel Teo, founder of Tana River Life Foundation

Here’s the artist’s impression of the school as shown on the segment :

Artist's Impression of the Reception Area of the Education Centre Project

Artist's Impression of the Reception Area of the Education Centre Project

Credits : Channel News Asia, Mediacorp

Education Centre Project

Tana River Life Foundation ( TRLF ) is embarking on a project to provide affordable quality education to the communities in the Tana River Delta.  Facilities include a kindergarten, a primary school, a community centre with library, computer lab, seminar rooms, meeting areas, designated areas to house income generating projects (e.g. cafeteria) for the foundation, hostel for staff and visiting donor partners and offices. Oriented to benefit from natural ventilation and lighting, the buildings have been designed to be environmentally sustainable incorporating solar power and rainwater harvesting.

First Floor Plan of Education Centre Project

First Floor Plan of Education Centre Project

Artist Impression of Education Centre Project

Artist Impression of Education Centre Project

For more information on the project, watch the interview of Gabriel Teo and the architects from AEDAS on Channel News Asia. http://www1.channelnewsasia.com/amlive/2012/03/14/interviews-charity-work/

Frequently Asked Questions :

Q : When will construction begin ?
A : Construction will begin by mid-2012
Q : How many children will benefit from the project?
A : When fully operational, the school will benefit over 450 children annually while the community centre will benefit over 3,000 people.
Q : Will the community be able to afford the school fees ?
A : The school fees will be set based on prevailing market rates. Children from economically disadvantaged families will be eligible for bursary assistance from TRLF.
Q : How much does the project cost ?
A : Sitting on a 12 acre site with a built up area of 40,000 sq ft,  the school, the community centre and office for the foundation will cost S$2,000,000 to build to 3 years from 2012 to 2015.  This includes the construction cost,  utilities including wells, solar panels as well as professional fees.  Jonarons Trust, a private charitable trust has committed to match dollar for dollar for all funds raised by TRLF for this project.
Q : How can I help ?
A : Contribute to our building fund. You can choose to
•Sponsor the computer lab at $90,000
•Sponsor the library / seminar room / outdoor meeting area at $85,000
•Sponsor a classroom at S$22,000 per classroom ( 10 classrooms )
•Sponsor access road and culvert drainage at entrance at S$12,000
•Sponsor an office at $10,800 per office ( 6 offices )
•Sponsor a student bathroom at $2,200 per cubicle ( 14 cubicles )
•Sponsor a second well at $2,000
•Sponsor a solar facility in modules of S$1,000
•Sponsor a window at $200 per window
•Sponsor a door at $100 per door
•Buy a brick at $50 per brick

Contact Gabriel Teo gabrielteo@yahoo.com +65-9232-0222 +254-723-521774

Click here to download a copy of the Tana River Life Foundation Education Centre Project factsheet.

This design of the centre was made possible by Aedas Pte Ltd and Arup Singapore.