SOS Niger Youth Empowerment Fund

SOS Niger Youth Empowerment Fund

About This Campaign


The African country of Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world. 

In order for the country to advance, empowering youth enables them to not only transform their own lives, but the lives of others in their communities.

Your donation will help SOS Children’s Villages Niger provide children that have lost, or are at-risk of losing parental care with much-needed life skills to build successful futures.

The money donated will go directly to the purchase  of sewing machines and sports equipment.  Together, these will be used to empower vulnerable children to gain a variety of essential life skills, which are vital for maintaining healthy relationships, future employability and effective integration into the community. 

Each sewing machine costs $250; each basket ball hoop and net costs $100, each soccer goal costs $150; each ball costs $25 and each uniform kit costs $50.  
SOS Children's Villages

Campaign to Support SOS Children's Villages

SOS Children’s Villages offers safe and nurturing family homes to around 80,000 orphaned and abandoned children and youth in 134 countries around the world. Since 1949, SOS Children’s Villages has been guided by a basic principle: a loving home for every child. 


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Parissa's Story

 

Parissa Bunin, a Canadian Naturopathic Doctor who grew up in Niger, was inspired by an SOS Children's Village on her recent trip to her homeland. While she was there, Parissa offered presentations to mothers regarding naturopathic solutions to common health and behavioural issues among children. She also offered craft activities to youth.

After discussing and collaborating with both SOS Children’s Villages in Canada and in Niger, Parissa will return for one month in December to continue her work.  She will support the youth by helping them develop employable skills such as sewing, and offer insight into improving their mental, emotional and physical well-being. Parissa is hoping to raise enough money to purchase 10 sewing machines for the SOS Youth Centre, so that any member of the community can have access. 

Passionate about promoting mental,emotional and physical well-being, Parissa will also be raising funds to provide the village in Niamey with proper, yet basic, sport equipment such as basketball and soccer balls, jerseys, basketball hoops, etc.

Your donation helps SOS Children’s Villages and Parissa build successful and safe futures for children and youth in Niger. 

The money donated will go directly to the purchase of sewing machines and sports equipment. Any additional funds raised will go to SOS Children’s Villages Niger.

  


 

 

  1. Julie Chen
    Julie Chen gave a $50 donation
    Good luck and have a wonderful trip!
    10 months ago · Like
  2. Valerie Drury
    Valerie Drury gave a $25 donation
    Good Luck Parissa! I will be saying extra prayers for you and your son.
    10 months ago · Like
  3. Pourang Irani
    Pourang Irani gave a $150 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Baba Djoneidi
    10 months ago · Like
  4. Kerri Dow
    Kerri Dow gave a $50 donation
    10 months ago · Like
  5. Diane Jones
    Diane Jones gave a $100 donation
    I`m proud of you Parissa! Thanks for all the good work!
    10 months ago · Like
  6. SOS Children's Villages
    SOS Children's Villages

    Thank you all for your generous contributions which have brought me so close to my goal. It is greatly appreciated and the proceeds will be put to good use. I will be in Niger in less than three weeks and the excitement is getting hard to control. Thank you all again. Parissa

    10 months ago · Like
  7. Rowen  McLellan
    Rowen McLellan gave a $50 donation
    10 months ago · Like
  8. Shawn O'Reilly
    Shawn O'Reilly gave a $250 donation
    We are honoured to be able to support such a worthy cause! Shawn and Edward.
    10 months ago · Like
  9. April Wilson
    April Wilson gave a $100 donation
    I saw your project on Facebook when a mutual friend, Shawna-Raye shared it. Best of luck!
    10 months ago · Like
  10. Shawna-Raye Endresen
    Shawna-Raye Endresen gave a $50 donation
    10 months ago · Like
  11. Kimberly Baxter
    Kimberly Baxter gave a $30 donation
    11 months ago · Like
  12. Laura Davey
    Laura Davey gave a $25 donation
    11 months ago · Like
  13. Karen Finley
    Karen Finley gave a $50 donation
    All the best, Parissa. What a wonderful thing you are doing.
    11 months ago · Like
  14. An anonymous donation of $30 has been made
    11 months ago · Like
  15. Melanie Jones
    Melanie Jones gave a $25 donation
    11 months ago · Like
  16. Corena Walby
    Corena Walby gave a $40 donation
    11 months ago · Like
  17. Merl Millier
    Merl Millier gave a $250 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Christine Siek
    ...in hopes of helping build a better future for the Niger Youth Empowerment fund and the continued work of Dr. Parissa Bunin. "The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens."
    11 months ago · Like
  18. Rob Lemmon
    Rob Lemmon gave a $25 donation
    11 months ago · Like
  19. An anonymous donation has been made
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  21. Fredericton Family Chiropractic
    Fredericton Family Chiropractic gave a $50 donation
    11 months ago · Like
  22. scott andrew
    scott andrew gave a $25 donation
    11 months ago · Like
  23. Michele and Dan  Coleman
    Michele and Dan Coleman gave a $150 donation
    Good luck in this worthy endeavor and thank you for putting in the effort.
    11 months ago · Like
  24. Clarenda Price
    Clarenda Price gave a $25 donation
    11 months ago · Like
  25. Carolin Galvin
    Carolin Galvin gave a $25 donation
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  26. Dominique Harvey
    Dominique Harvey gave a $30 donation
    11 months ago · Like
  27. Andrea Miller
    Andrea Miller gave a $45 donation
    Good luck with this wonderful cause!!!!
    11 months ago · Like
  28. Deborah Gill
    Deborah Gill gave a $25 donation
    11 months ago · Like
  29. An anonymous donation of $20 has been made
    11 months ago · Like
  30. Jennifer Gould Andrew
    Jennifer Gould Andrew gave a $25 donation
    11 months ago · Like
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