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 :

Tana River Life Foundation Bake Sale 2012 in conjunction with Gallery Helios

Thank you for supporting Tana River Life Foundation. The 2012 Bake Sale aims to raise funds for the Education Centre Project the foundation is embarking on. When completed the centre will provide affordable quality education to the communities in the Tana River Delta. Facilities include a kindergarten, primary school, 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 with a built up area of over 40,000 sq ft will cost S$2,000,000.

We’re targeting to raise $4500 which will be matched dollar for dollar by Jonaron Trust, based in Malaysia. $9000 will cover about 40% the cost of a classroom. 10 classrooms will be built. Thanks to the generous support of Ms Esther Wee from Halia Restaurant and Ms Gina Choong from Kitchen Capers, all proceeds from this sale will go to the building fund. Thanks to Gallery Helios ,we will be holding the sale over 2 weekends, 11th March ( Sunday ) and 17th & 18th March. All proceeds from this sale will go to the foundation. It’ll be great if you could order a box or 2 and support our efforts to help educate the young in Kenya.

The following are available :
• Giant Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – $35 per dozen
• Traditional Eurasian Sugee Cake- $40 per loaf
• Zesty Lemon Loaf – $30 per loaf
• Nutty Banana Bread – $30 per loaf

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies, Traditional Eurasian Sugee Cake, Lemon Loaf and Nutty Banana Bread

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies, Traditional Eurasian Sugee Cake, Lemon Loaf and Nutty Banana Bread

They will be available for collection from :
a) 10am – 7pm on 11th March during the Gallery Helios Open House at 38 Petain Road. Click here for location map
b) 17th & 18th March during the Tana River Life Foundation Jumble Sale at Nativity Church, off Upper Serangoon Road. Click here for location map.Collection schedule at Nativity Church : 4pm – 8pm on 17th March, 9am – 8pm 18th March

Please email your orders to tanariverbakesale@gmail.com by March 4th if you wish to collect at Gallery Helios and by March 11th if you wish to collect at the Tana River Life Foundation Jumble Sale and you will be provided with payment instructions. Please also indicate whether you would like to collect them on 11th, 17th or 18th of March.
This bake sale is made possible by the mother-daughter baking team of Norliza Jalil and Maria
Chung.

Thanks so much for your generosity.

Gallery Helios Logo

Gallery Helios Logo

A space to kick off your designer shoes, walk barefoot on timber floors, smell the coffee, and unmask…. so that you can prepare to be at the highest expression of who you are… The Gallery Helios, Center for the Art of Mind-Body Wellness is a boutique shared services facility in a conservation Peranakan-style shophouse in a quiet area near the Farrer Park MRT. The interiors were specifically designed to exude an ambience of beauty, nature and healing, with features like sky lights above an air-well lush with tropical plants and a water feature. It offers clients beautiful, discrete and serene spaces to come back to themselves.

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.

Jumble Sale in aid of Tana River Life Foundation

Thanks for the items you’ve donated. We are now almost done with the sorting and packing all the donated reusable items for the 2011 Mitumba Project. We intend the ship the items over to Kenya in a single 20 footer container in March 2011. Gabriel is very grateful to all who offered their time generously to help Eddy in one way or another with the mammoth task of sorting and packing through the mountain of goods. Thanks also for bringing down all the food, Gabriel & Eddy probably added on a few kilos during the past two weeks.

Some of the high value items which will not be shipped to Kenya including some pieces of bags, toys & furniture will be available at a jumble sale this weekend to raise funds for the shipment of the goods to Kenya. Proceeds of the jumble sale will go entirely towards the freight forwarding and clearing charges for the shipment. Our aim is to make the Mitumba Project a self sustaining endeavour. Join us this weekend at the Nativity Church, the collection venue. 2 pieces of lightly used chinese furniture will also be available.

Details of the jumble sale are below :

Venue: St. Joseph’s Pavilion (outside Casa Maria)
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1259 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534759

 

Click here for the map : http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel_id_1724/travel_site_85524/

Chinese furniture being sold in aid of Tana River Life Foundation

Lightly used Chinese Cabinet Console. View #1

Lightly used Chinese Cabinet Console. View #1. L172cm x W48cm x H80cm. $1300

Lightly used Chinese chest. View #1

Lightly used Chinese chest. View #1. L50cm x W40cm x H51cm. $700

An anonymous supporter has kindly donated a cabinet and chinese chest to Tana River Life Foundation. These beautiful pieces have been lightly used and are available immediately. They are being sold at $1300 and $700 respectively, or for $1900 for both. All proceeds will go towards Tana River Life Foundation. Please contact me, Iris if you’re interested in purchasing or viewing them.

An Evening of Food, Fun & Philanthropy

Gallery Helios is organising an awareness session on Friday, 21 January 2011, for Gabriel Teo and the Tana River Life Foundation.

Gabriel Teo, the founder of Tana River Life Foundation is back in town and Gallery Helios is hosting a session for Gabriel to meet folks who have contributed or supported the foundation. There will be some children’s art for sale, the proceeds of which will be contributed to the foundation. Gabriel will update us on the inspiring work the foundation has been doing as well as the progress on the past year’s projects. The takings for the dinner will be donated to the foundation.

Time : Friday, January 21 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location : Gallery Helios, 38 Petain Road, Singapore

Gabriel has been living and working with the poor in rural Kenya since 1995. In 2005, he founded Tana River Life Foundation, a non-profit organisation, which supports sustainable living in rural Kenya. This foundation helps women and children from poor villages in the Tana River delta receive education and obtain skills to achieve self-sufficiency. He believes that when mothers are provided a means to a livelihood, their children will be fed and educated, thereby creating a virtuous cycle. Gabriel builds schools, gives out scholarships, promotes sustainable agriculture and helps women supplement their family incomes through the sale of second-hand items donated in Singapore and Malaysia.

More information on the Tana River Life Foundation is available at http://www.tanariverlifefoundation.org

There will also be some children’s art for sale during the evening.

This event is ticketed at $80 per person, which includes wine and a selection of hors d’oeuvres prepared by JAM, a young, innovative trio of culinary talent recently featured in Epicure Asia Magazine and the Business Times.

The proceeds of the evening will be donated to the Foundation.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, 19 January 2011.

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Menu

Savoury Palate Pleasers

~Insalata Caprese~

jambu manis, sweet basil, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes

~Forest of Mushrooms~

sautéed Swiss browns, champignons and fresh shitake in pastry shells

~Bún Rau Việt Nam~

rice vermicelli, fresh herbs, julienned vegetables and a savoury Vietnamese dipping sauce

~Meatball Marinara~

pork and beef meatballs with a homemade marinara sauce

~Salmon & Capers~

smoked salmon and capers on cream cheese filled pastry shells

~TAP Salad~

diced tomato, avocado and prawns with a kaffir lime dressing

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Sweet Palate Pleasers

~Bananas Calypso~

pisang raja flambé and gula Melaka syrup in pastry shells

~Apple Cinnamon & Water Chestnut~

apple cinnamon compote, water chestnut and grenadine sprinkles in pastry shells

~Sea Salt Caramel~

macarons with salted caramel filling