EAHA celebrates 5 years with fundraising dinner!

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EAHA was established in 2009 and is now FIVE YEARS OLD!

To celebrate what we have achieved, we are holding a fundraising dinner on

Friday 19th December 2014, 7pm

Rivoli Receptions, 802 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Tickets are $30 and this includes a fantastic dinner!

All money raised on the night will go directly towards the construction of a school at Shegerab Refugee Camp in eastern Sudan. Five rooms have already been built on the site through the efforts of EAHA and partner organisations. Our goal is to raise enough money to construct 3 more classrooms.

To purchase a ticket, contact EAHA on eahaid@gmail.com.

Please spread the word! We’d love to see you there.

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A fund-raising party for EAHA, hosted by Consider the Sauce and Kobeb Restaurant & Cafe – Tuesday 22 July

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Putting aside for a moment the regular Consider The Sauce Feast activity, we will instead host a wonderful fund-raising party on Tuesday, July 22.

This is a lovely story of how one thing can lead to another and another with winning results.

A few months back, while attending the African festival in Footscray, I spied a poster for an event being held at the Flemington Community Centre in Mount Alexander Road that very night.

It was a a fund-raising dinner for a charity called Eritrean Australian Humanitarian Aid (EAHA).

So I fronted and paid my $30 with visions of a second injera meal for the day and other whoop-de-doo swirling in my head.

I got to have my (very nice) meal and, beforehand, some explosively good Eritrean-style coffee – rich, thick, sweet and heavily spiced with ginger.

I did, though, have to get to grips with the fact that there was to be some serious business and speechifying.

But as I listened and watched the slide presentation, I found myself being inspired by the work EAHA does in supporting Eritrean kids in refugee camps in Sudan. (Think about that for a minute …)

So I introduced myself to the EAHA operatives Louise and Anwar, who had done the speechifying, and offered the services of Consider The Sauce for a fund-raising bash.

This is a small, grassroots charity it is easy to admire – there are no middlemen, there is no “administrative leakage”. Virtually all the funds they raise go straight to those kids in Sudan.

From the there it was a simple matter of finding a venue.

So I returned to Kobeb in Barkly Street.

There I soon discovered Helen and Melaku were up for it – and also that Helen is Eritrean and was brought up in New Zealand.

It all fits!

The Kokeb crew will prepare a feast of goodies to be eaten with injera and enjoyed with good company – all for a measly $30.

There is a maximum capacity of 45 people for this event.

Kobeb will be reimbursed for the grocery shopping but apart from that and the TryBooking fees, all the money raised will go to EAHA and thence to those Eritrean kids.

Says Louise: “EAHA is excited to be joining Kenny and Kobeb in this feast and fundraising evening! Not only will it be great food, it will also help us raise money to finish building a primary school at an Eritrean refugee camp in Sudan. As we see it, it’s a win-win situation; people get to taste some of the fabulous cuisine from Ethiopia/Eritrea and raise money for a good cause at the same time!”

“100 percent of money that EAHA raises goes directly towards projects benefiting Eritrean refugees. EAHA is run by volunteers, most of whom have direct connections to the area in Sudan where most Eritrean refugees have been living for decades. EAHA is completely committed to helping the community there and ensuring that every dollar raised is spent to the greatest effect.”

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EAHA/Condsider The Sauce/Kokeb Party,

Kokeb Restaurant & Cafe, 247 Barkly Street, Footscray. Phone: 9689 0157

Tuesday, July 22, from 7pm to 9.30pm (approx).

Soft drinks free, alcohol to paid for separately.

Help us build a school at Shegarab Refugee Camp, Sudan

In January 2014, two school classrooms and an office were built at Shegarab refugee camp in eastern Sudan with money raised in Australia by Salam Organisation. The school is on a site set aside for a school, and where a school has been operating for some time without any permanent infrastructure (using temporary woven mats attached to a wooden frame to keep children out of the direct sun). Hundreds of primary-school aged refugee children attend this school.

EAHA is now fundraising to complete this school. We’re aiming to raise enough money to build six more classrooms and one more office. To do this, we need your help!

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Thank you for your support – fundraising dinner

Thank you to everyone who showed their support by coming to the EAHA Fundraising Dinner held on 14 December and to those who have generously made a donation. It was a fantastic night, with over 100 people in attendance. Our guests enjoyed a presentation, guest speakers, a fantastic dinner, live auction and play.
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EAHA are pleased to announce we raised around $8,000 at the event. We will now
be working hard to deliver projects focusing on improving educational outcomes
for refugee children in eastern Sudan. We will be posting more about the
implementation of these projects in coming months.

If you would still like to make a donation, please fill out our pledge form.

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Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 14th December

The event will include dinner and a presentation about issues facing Eritrean refugees in Sudan and the work of EAHA. The evening will also include entertainment including a play, dancing, a raffle, silent and live auction. It is also a great opportunity to meet others in the community who want to make a difference. All proceeds from this event will go to education projects helping Eritrean refugee children in Sudan.

Location: Flemington Community Centre, 25 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington
Date: Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Time: 7:00p.m. -11:00p.m.
Tickets: $30

EAHA raises funds for Eritrean refugees at Moonee Valley Carols in the Park

EAHA held a successful BBQ fundraiser at the Moonee Valley Carols in the Park on Sunday 8th December 2013. The BBQ, which was held in partnership with the Rotary Club of Flemington, saw over 10 EAHA volunteers work alongside Rotarians to serve hundreds of sausages and drinks.

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We look forward to holding more BBQ fundraising events in the future using our own BBQ trailer!

If you would like to volunteer with EAHA, contact: eahaid@gmail.com.