The Soweto Connection table quiz scheduled for Bobby Byrne's Bar in Limerick on Thursday, November 21st has been rescheduled for January (date yet to be announced).
We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the change but we can assure you that when it takes place in January it will still be a fun night with great quiz and raffle prizes.
All funds raised by Soweto Connection go towards helping people affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa. We hope to see at our quiz in January.
We'd like to give a huge thank you to the 2012/2013 Third Year students of Coláiste Chiaráin who did a sponsored sleepover in their school in aid of Soweto Connection for their CSPE action project. Overall €700 was raised to go towards the refurbishing of the Power of Women and Children Centre in Tshepisong. The picture shows the successful students and their CSPE teacher Mr. Conor Power handing over the cheque to Sheila Killian.
Photos illustrating Raphael Centre's work
We'd like to share an email we got today from one of our partners, Power of Women and Children. They operate a small daycare centre in Tshepisong, a township Northwest of Johannesburg. Mufumbe writes:
I would like to inform you that PWC has a new baby boy aged 7 to 8 months brought by the police. The abandonned child was found aroung Bramfish 3 kms from Tshepisong, a child dumped by the mother, found near a small marsh. We have named him Sihle Molefe ..., Sihle means gift. We are waiting for the social workers to come back from holidays and together with the police to lodge the matter to court and once the case is finalized then the child will be PWC legal child.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our Table Quiz in Bobby Byrne's on Thursday November 29th, or who donated remotely from this website.
.It was a really fun night, with intense competition. Despite being neck and neck for most of the second half, Pat Hayes' team from Coláiste Chiaráin stretched away at the end as a worthy winner.
We have received an urgent request from Annalie van Niekerk who is the director of one our partner groups, the Raphael Centre in Grahamstown. They are in dire financial difficulty and as a result there is a serious danger that they will have to end the services they provide.
Soweto Connection has been raising funds for South African groups helping people affected by AIDS for almost 10 years.