indigo foundation invites you to join us at our 5th Canberra fundraising dinner at the National Press Club on 30 May.
The ABC's Virginia Haussegger will MC the evening with entertainment by singer/song-writer Fred Smith.
Early Bird registrations by 12 May please. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Register your own table or let us seat you with new friends on the night.
The dinner is in support of indigo foundation's schools project in remote Afghanistan. Since 2004 we have funded teacher training, textbooks and the construction and furnishing of four school buildings in the remote Borjegai region. In that time, High School graduates have increased from zero to over 700 with a university entrance pass rate over 75%, unheard of for a remote community. Girls make up 45% of the school population (higher than the national average) and nine female teachers have been hired.
Based on our successes in Borjegai, we are now looking to expand our support into the neighbouring province of Jirghai. The Jirghai community has allocated land, formed a management group, collected some funds and has asked indigo foundation to partner with them to establish a similar education venture.
We hope you can join us - it is always a fun night!