This year, the topic is Inclusive Education and the title of the conference is "Ways and Means." The conference will be held Friday-Saturday, May 4-5 at the Misr American College in New Maadi, Cairo.
I will be presenting on accommodations in the classroom for children with special needs. The schedule is still being finalized, so if you would like to be on the mailing list for further conference details, please contact Yasser at the LRC: email@example.com
A few years ago, I organized a tombola with toys from various international companies: http://otegypt.blogspot.com/2010/02/purchase-raffle-tickets-to-raise-money.html
This year, I am organizing a tombola with mostly Egyptian and a few regional companies donating toys, books, dvd's/cd's, arts and crafts, baked goods (the infamous cupcake and cookie companies sprouting up the last year!), and services. All proceeds from the tombola go to support student tuition scholarships at ADVANCE. There are a growing amount of children's activity centers developing in Cairo and several have been kind enough to donate certificates towards free classes!
Each tombola basket has a value of between 500- 1,000 egp.
Tickets will go on sale April 1 at the LRC and ADVANCE School in Maadi. The winning tickets will be selected on May 5th at the conference, but you do not have to be present to win.
I am still collecting basket donations from companies until Thursday, March 15th. Companies can sponsor a whole basket or donate a few items that will be combined with other items to form a variety basket.
So far, I have collected the following donations with many more to come!:
Many more companies to still finalize their baskets, such as Crumbs, Cupcakes & More, ALEX toys, Adli Rizkallah Arts for Children, Art Cafe, Junior Fit, NIGMA and MORE!
So, if you have a company that sells products relevant to children and/or educational services that would benefit a child's development and would like to participate contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is a great way to raise money for children with special needs, as well as, spreading the word about local children's products and services!
When all basket donations are finalized next week, I will be posting pictures!