CYA Conference is proud to support literacy in Zimbabwe through the The Mother Africa Trust. We are raising money to:
1. Send a container of books and school supplies to The Mother Africa Trust in Zimbabwe early in 2013.
2. Take a deligate of Australian authors and illustarters to Bulawayo, to donate their teaching time to inspire literacy (Date TBA)
Ebay auctions already held:
Best selling author Tony Park - donated to the cause: Your name as a character in Tony Park’s next book - this was bough by an undisclosed buyer who gave this gift as a Christmas present.
Thank you so much Tony!
Arbonne Hamper - donated by Tania McMurtrie was bought by a lady in the Brisbane area.
Thank you so much Tania!
Also donated but yet to be put on ebay/auctioned off (will happen later in 2013):
Helen Shadforth - donated signed prints of Poss and Wom
A few details about the Perth Dinner 6 December 2012:
Nineteen of us got together at Zebras African Steak House, Bicton, Perth, Thank you to Jerrald Swindells who ownes this resturnat, for your faith in humanity and constant support of people in Africa, especially in Zimbabwe.
The guest speakers were:
Best selling author Tony Park - And we had the Perth Launch of Dark Heart.
Sharon Stead from The Mother Africa Trust, in Zimbabwe showed us a fabulous video of the work that the trust does, both in education and conservation.
Sharon Stead (Left hand side)
Sold on the night:
Tony Park donated the profit proceeds from his books sold on the night.
Caroline Tuohey donated one tea towel and carry bag that had an original children’s poem printed on them.
Rebecca Newman, who is the Editor, Alphabet Soup magazine, donated 1-year subscriptions to Alphabet Soup magazine, (it's a quarterly magazine, so the prize includes 4 issues per subscription). Everyone who attended the dinner also received a free back issue of this magazine to take home, look at and hopefully subscribe to…
A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated time, energy and tangible items!
Special thank you's:
Sharon Stead who was visiting from Zimbabwe, and took time out from her family for this funtion.
Macmillan Publishers, Australia for their support.
Anita Bell, who helped spread the word of the auctions on facebook amd twitter for us.
Nikki Logan, who without having on the ground before hand, I would have been lost.
A few photgraphs from the night can be found on our albumn on our Facebook page:
About The Mother Africa Trust:
Web site: http://www.mother-africa.org
"…The Mother Africa organisation believes that one person can make a difference. Like nature herself, change will be a gradual process. But we are confident, with care and nurturing, this might be the first time an organisation has actually changed the face of this resilient country in a gradual and quiet way – just like the very nature of Africa herself…
Siabonga (thank you)"
Extracts from The Mother Africa Trust Facebook Page:
This is a true life extraction from the Mother Africa Trust Facebook page from Darlington Tshuma, a graduate of Cyrene High School who has gone on to University now, becuase of the help from the Trust.
The Dete Old Age home receiving monthly rations:
Haven, the home for abused women and children receive a stove ( With Paul Hubbard from The Mother Africa Trust)
"26 September 2011 - Last week donated 9 Wheelchairs to disabled children at KGV1. Follow us out to Camp Amalinda this weekend for the Fun Day where we will be donating a further 10 chairs to recipients in the Matobo Hills."
The following are names and addresses so far who you can call and organise drop offs of donations of children’s and young adult books from 0 years upwards, preloved and new, fiction/non fiction/text books/anything, all book donations welcome!
We are also collecting school supplies.
Pleasenote tat owing to the cost of transporting the books between capital cities, we can no longer accept collections in cities other than Brisbane, unless the donator is willing to pay the courier fees. If you do have books in other citoes, we do know of other organisations in some of those cities that would love to have them - please let us know and we will try and help you with them.
Phone: 07 55 339 324
Mobile: 0438 339 324
Brisbane Western Suburbs
Brisbane North Suburbs
Mobile: 0423 016 440.
Brisbane - North / Sunshine Coast
Tina Marie Clark
Banksia Beach, Bribie Island
Tel: 07 3408 7885
Mobile: 0408 751 208
If you can contact the person in your area to drop off donations of any children’s and YA books, preloved and new, it would be greatly appreciated.
If you want to volunteer and be a drop of point, please contact Tina on email@example.com or
Tel: 0408 751 208.
Thank you everyone for all your help in this endeavour.
CYA Conference is working with other non profit organisations to get these books delivered. We will let you know when this is finalised.
Our second plan is to follow the books up with an educational tour. Providing access for these children to Australian published authors and illustrators. We are now appealing for funds to be donated to help us achieve both stages of this project.
If you wish to donate funds - please use the following details:
Details for your payment are as follows:-
To Pay By Direct Deposit/Bank Deposit:
Account Name: CYA Conference
Branch: Bribie Island, Queensland
BSB: 034 119
Account Number: 169 749
Cheques Made Payable to: CYA Conference
Address: P. O. Box 275, Bribie Island, Queensland, 4507
To Pay by Paypal :
At present pledges to Mother Africa Trust can not be made on your credit card via Paypal.
Please note that any donations made are NOT tax deductible at this stage.
Tina, Ally and Sam.
PS: If you have anything you would like to discuss about The Mother Africa Project please don't hesitate to contact Tina on :
Tel: 07 3408 7885
Mobile: 0408 751 208