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

2011 Audited Report has been uploaded

The 2011 Audited Report of Tana River Life Foundation has been uploaded. Click here to download.

Gentle reminder for those of us in Singapore that Gabriel will be featured on the TV documentary series Everyday Heroes on Thursday 14th June at 9pm over Channel 5. Here is a trailer of the series.

Gabriel featured in "Everyday Heroes Trailer"

Gabriel featured in “Everyday Heroes Trailer”. Watch out for it at 9pm on 14th June over Channel 5

Catch Gabriel on TV

Watch Gabriel in this trailer for Every Heroes. His story will be aired on Thursday 14 June at 9pm over Mediacorp Channel 5.

Thanks for supporting our Book Drives

Thanks for your generous contributions of books, time and energy. Over the last 3 years, we have shipped almost 15,000 books to the libraries built and supported by Tana River Life Foundation. Inspired by a single photo of empty shelves in a school library, we embarked on this project, which has since brought the joy of books to the community.

The photo that inspired the project to fill the libraries in the community

The photo that inspired the project to fill the libraries in the community

Students and teachers unpacking books shipped from Singapore. Book Drive 2009

Students and teachers unpacking books shipped from Singapore. Book Drive 2009

Children of the community supported by Tana River Life Foundation enjoying the books shipped from Singapore. Book Drive 2010

Children of the community supported by Tana River Life Foundation enjoying the books shipped from Singapore. Book Drive 2010

The library shelves are no longer bare. Thanks to your support of the Tana River Life Foundation Book Drives, the students are able to enjoy libraries within their schools and communities

The library shelves are no longer bare. Thanks to your support of the Tana River Life Foundation Book Drives, the students are able to enjoy libraries within their schools and communities

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