Monday, 18 October 2010

Already 5000 Raised for Orphans in Uganda


GORINCHEM, the Netherlands Canyon is proud to announce it has already raised over 5000 with the sales of its Graffiti Limited Edition launched last September. And this is just the beginning, confirms Geert van Dijk, VP Sales & Marketing of Canyon. Indeed, the company has announced previously that it will donate a percentage of its profits made with graffiti products to child aid projects, with the hope to give children a chance in society and to make a lasting, long term difference on a community.


Canyons donations will contribute to complete classrooms for the Green Valley School in Bwera, Uganda. This project helps orphans and widows by offering them education and a lasting future. Residential areas are also built on the school premises, meaning over 500 needy children can also have a safe home. The school will also provide children with daily meals and school uniforms.


For this exciting project, Net4Kids Aid Foundation, a Dutch non-profit organization, will help Canyon with its mission to help getting children off the streets and provide them with opportunities for a better future. Canyon is committed to make a difference in the Bwera community, and we are proud to partner with Net4Kids to contribute to the well-being of children. Geert van Dijk.

An estimated 2.7 million children are orphans in Uganda, which represents about 8.6% of the total population. This can be explained by the continuing civil war and the HIV/AIDS pandemic which leaves children behind without parents or a roof above their head. Many of these children who have lost their parents are either raised by family or they end up on the streets where they are left to their own devices. Net4Kids.


Net4Kids works with carefully selected projects that are fully integrated in local culture and structures, in areas such as health care, education, safe water, housing and family support. Thanks to Net4Kidss model, Canyon will have the opportunity to be directly involved with sponsored projects, and to follow progress made on a regular basis.

To find out where to buy products from the graffiti limited edition and to contribute to the Green Valley School project, click here.


Visit our website or follow us on Twitter for the latest information about progresses made with this project.

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