On November 20th, 2011 – the International Day of Children Rights – a fundraising event, organized by the local reformed church congregation, took place in the community hall in Oberhallau. Proceeds from this fundraising event were used to support the Swiss Childrens Hospital in their assistance and care for sick, disabled and terminally ill children across all medical faculties, as well as iChange, which provides children in Zambia with the opportunity to receive an education as well as basic medical care.
The highly motivated volunteers and supporters in Oberhallau provided a wonderful and unique event for many families from throughout the region by operating food stands, selling home-baked goods and other crafts as well as providing all guests with the traditional opportunity to enjoy coffee & cake.
Under the care of Daniel and a volunteer all children were invited to help paint a small African straw hut, built from cardboard. Doing so provided an opportunity for the participants to connect themselves in thought and action with all those peers around the world who do not have a safe home but live in poverty and on the streets, despite the official right as a human being to have such a safe home.
iChange would like to say thank you to all those who contributed to this wonderful Advent event.