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GEMS Charity GALA evening

July 3, 2016

For the third consecutive year, GEMS World Academy Switzerland hosted a Gala evening with dinner, music and a raffle in honour of two charities; “Making Ghanaian Girls Great” and “L’Espérance”.
Supported by the Varkey Foundation, Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed) is Ghana’s first interactive distance-learning project. It will impact more than 4,000 marginalised girls (aged 9-14 years) in 72 schools, within two regions in Ghana (Volta and Greater Accra) and offer them an enhanced quality of education to improve their lives and transform their future. The second charity chosen was “L’Espérance”, a local foundation supporting the handicapped from age 4 upwards in Etoy, Switzerland. They look after 300 people of which 216 live in their “village” of 17 buildings comprised of apartments, residences, classrooms and ateliers.
The evening was initiated and organised by the GEMS Parent Group in collaboration with the school and intended for GEMS parents and staff. The evening was an occasion for all parents to socialise and to get to know each other better as well as raise money for the two chosen charities.
A James Bond “Casino Royale” theme was chosen for the evening and around 100 guests dressed in black, white and red enjoyed a delicious dinner, great music and a raffle of donated items that raised just over CHF 10,000 for the two charities.

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