Dr Leslie Tay and his food lovers who followed his food blog (ieatishootipost) is organizing a special Makan Session at Fukuichi Japanese Restaurant on 11 Mar 2011. They are doing their parts to raise funds to help build school houses for kids supported by Goducate in Sandakan. MHC Asia has pledged to stretch their donations to Goducate further by matching it dollar for dollar.
Dr Leslie Tay wrote in his blog:
“Don’t imagine these to be schools to be like what we have here in Singapore. They are simply wooden structures with Zinc roofs so that the kids have a basic shelter to conduct classes.”
What Goducate does is to provide materials like timber and Zinc sheeting for the locals to build their own schoolhouses. Goducate then sends in trainers to go into the village to help set up the school program. In this way, each literacy centre will eventually be self sustaining.
It costs $65 to join the Makan Session and a large part of this will be donated to the School Building Fund to support the kids in Sandakan. MHC Asia has pledged to match what Dr Leslie Tay and his makan followers raise dollar for dollar from the Makan Session up to a maximum of $50,000.
They hope to raise at least $10,000 from this Makan Session.
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