ECP Phase 1 Construction in progress

Construction of Phase 1 comprising a two-storey school building started on Monday, November 26th, 2012 after a two month delay due to clashes that affected some parts of Tana River District in August and September 2012.

Thank you for your support and prayers.

ECP Construction - Day 1

ECP Construction – Day 1

ECP Construction - Phase 1 Day 2

ECP Construction – Phase 1 Day 2

ECP Phase 1 Construction - Day 3

ECP Phase 1 Construction – Day 3

ECP Construction - Phase 1 Day 4

ECP Construction – Phase 1 Day 4

ECP Phase 1 Construction - Involving the local community in and around Idsowe

ECP Phase 1 Construction – Involving the local community in and around Idsowe

Phase 1 Construction in progress

Phase 1 Construction in progress

Art works contributed by artist friends who visited Kenya

Ruth Chua and her artist friends visited Kenya in September 2012. They have generously contributed their works inspired by the sights of Kenya. Proceeds from the sale of these pieces will go towards building Phase 2 of the Emmaus Centre Project ( ECP ).

Please drop us a note at tanariverlifefoundation@gmail.com if you are interested to view or bid for these beautiful pieces.

Zebras - A Ritualized Fight by Ruth Chua. Acrylic. 90cm x 70cm Unframed. $3500

Zebras – A Ritualized Fight by Ruth Chua. Acrylic. 90cm x 70cm. $3500

Wealth from the Heart by Goh Ko Hwee. Pastel on Paper. 50.8cm x 40.6cm Unframed. $2500

Wealth from the Heart by Goh Ko Hwee. Pastel on Paper. 50.8cm x 40.6cm. $2500

Plight of the Rhinos by Claire Wee. Collage and Acrylic. 101cm x 76cm Unframed. $3000

Plight of the Rhinos by Claire Wee. Collage and Acrylic. 101cm x 76cm. $3000

Masa’ai by Suzanne Leong. Acrylic. 101cm x 76cm Unframed. $4000

Masa’ai by Suzanne Leong. Acrylic. 101cm x 76cm. $4000

Eyeing Their Prey by Ruth Chua. Acrylic. 60cm x 80cm Unframed. $3000

Eyeing Their Prey by Ruth Chua. Acrylic. 60cm x 80cm. $3000

Catch Me If You Can by Claire Wee. Oil. 60cm x 70cm Unframed. $4000

Catch Me If You Can by Claire Wee. Oil. 60cm x 70cm. $4000

Focus Pilates for Tana River Life Foundation

Tana River Life Foundation thanks the generosity of the management at Focus Pilates. They have chosen to support Tana River Life Foundation with a donation of $5,000 towards the Foundation’s Emmaus Centre Project. Every year Focus Pilates makes an effort to support the less fortunate, and Tana River Life Foundation is grateful for the support this year.

Karen Tan, Focus Pilates’ studio manager and instructor, volunteered her time during her visit to Idsowe, Kenya in July 2012. Read about her experience at the village. Click here for photos from her trip.

If you would like to contribute to the project, there are several ways to do this

Thank you so much for making a difference to the lives in the communities supported by the foundation.

Focus Pilates is an integrated studio and physiotherapy clinic who believe that everyone can reach their personal health and fitness goals and achieve their optimum state of health. They strive to ensure instructors have industry leading knowledge and technique to provide clients with the best level of instruction. They are well placed to do this as they are the proud host and appointed training centre for the internationally recognised Polestar Pilates Instructor Education Courses.

Thank you !

Cupcakes in aid of Emmaus Centre Project Tana River Life Foundation

Cupcakes in aid of Emmaus Centre Project Tana River Life Foundation

Thanks so much for your overwhelming support of our Nov 2012 bake sale. We had to close orders a week early, our apologies to those who missed out.

Thanks to you we exceeded our target and raised over $3700, more than 20% over target. As a result of the 1:1 matching from a private family trust, we have doubled the amount. All proceeds go towards the Emmaus Centre Building Fund ( previously known as the Education Centre Project) . Our gratitude goes to all of you, as well as our sponsors Esther Wee of Halia Restaurant and Gina Choong of Kitchen Capers,  the Chung family, Liza, Maria and Claire for their time and invaluable help.

We’ve had requests for pastries to be delivered on other dates. We’re happy to provide private bake sales for orders of at least $600. Please contact us at tanariverlifefoundation@gmail.com. As private sales are not sponsored, please note that we’d need to charge a little more for these orders.

Once again, thank you so much and we look forward to your continued support !

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 :