Dream Catchers

Update posted by Inga Caroline Thommessen On Dec 05, 2018


DREAM CATCHERS



PROJECT FOR STREET CHILDREN IN LOUGA, SENEGAL

With huge appreciation and a grateful heart, we are delighted to share with you, that Dream Catchers have already reached our second goal which was to build a shelter with a roof on a cement base before the rainy season started. It is open on one side and the boys use it in every way imaginable.

Birte and I have just returned from Louga, Senegal where we had the rewarding experience of meeting the boys again and seeing for ourselves the real results of your donations which really make a difference. Our local famous football club, OB, from Odense sponsored 50 football shorts and t-shirt sets which our friend, Lizzie Kristiansen organized. We delivered these personally and also had 65 kilos of second hand clothes and 5 footballs and a pump, donated to us from our families and friends. Two afternoons were spent with the boys and we watched them play a football match with smiles on their faces and hope in their eyes. We had a moving talk with them about their dreams for the future and with them concluded that we will now try to raise money for 3 new vital projects.

  • A donkey and carriage to help them collect water from the nearest well. Since we do not own the land, we cannot dig for water ourselves , so the boys carry heavy plastic containers for miles ( 228 euro )
  • Latrines used as outdoor toilets (152 euro )
  • A protective fireproof fence made of corrugated iron ( 212 euro)

According to the boys themselves, they wish for:

  • Warm jackets ages 6-15
  • Long sleeved cardigans or sweaters for when they sleep outside in the cold
  • Schoolbagsor small back packs
  • Sneakers

We realize that this is a small project on a large scale in a corrupt and unfair world, but we can however promise that the boys receive what you donate and that we do not have any administrative expenses and that we are making a difference.

Here in Odense, Birte and I have prepared a lecture about Dream Catchers in English and Danish with photographs from Senegal, and we will be visiting schools, churches and any interested places, who in turn will donate money to the project.

We are hoping to get sponsors for jackets, sweaters and shoes for the boys, ages 6-15, to send to them.

Please contact Inga tel.45 - 26154404 – or -- [email protected],

if you have any good ideas and suggestions for applying for funds or new sponsors, please write to us.

Every euro makes a difference and we are so happy you support Dream Catchers. Please share this with others you may know.

One of our sponsors in Ireland suggested donating money to Dream Catchers as a Christmas present idea this year, so we will attach a gift card possibility.

You can support Dream Catchers by donating directly to our Danish bank account in Merkur Bank

Reg.8401 konto nr.0001525379

IBAN: DK4384010001525379

SWIFT / BIC: MEKUDK21

The banks address is - Merkur Andelskasse, Bispensgade 16, 1. 9000 Aalborg

Or online-

GO GET FUNDING

The direct link to Dream Catchers donation page is https://gogetfunding.com/dream-catchers/

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Update posted by Inga Caroline Thommessen On Aug 14, 2018

D R E A MC A T C H E R S

PROJECT FOR STREET CHILDREN IN LOUGA, SENEGAL

NEWSLETTER nr. 3 - August 2018

With huge appreciation and a grateful heart, we are delighted to share with you, that Dream Catchers have already reached our second goal which was to build a shelter with a roof on a cement base before the rainy season started. It is open on one side and the boys use it in every way imaginable.

Aziz is also working on giving the boys a medical check -up and the possibility for care at the local hospital.

Our next goal is to buy mosquito nets and malaria medicine for the boys.

Here in Odense, we are planning and applying for funding for a one day cultural money raising event which will include an exhibit of photographs from our trip to Senegal in October, lots of music, and Aziz will hopefully make it over to give a lecture about the whole project.

Birte and I are currently collecting new and used clothes and shoes for the boys, age 6-12, to take with us. These can be collected or delivered to us privately. Please contact or send a text message to Inga (26154404)

In the near future we hope to focus on education by hiring a teacher a few hours a week to teach the boys basic reading, writing and math skills.

To provide one meal a day would be so crucially important but this really would depend on a lot of ongoing funding.

Every euro makes a difference and we are so happy yousupport Dream Catchers. Please share this with others you may know.

You can support Dream Catchers by donating directly to our Danish bank account

Reg.8401 konto nr.1525379

IBAN: DK4384010001525379

SWIFT / BIC: MEKUDK21

The banks address is - Merkur Andelskasse, Bispensgade 16, 1. 9000 Aalborg

Or to our online website

GO GET FUNDING

The direct link to Dream Catchers donation page ishttps://gogetfunding.com/dream-catchers/

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Update posted by Inga Caroline Thommessen On Apr 29, 2018

D R E A MC A T C H E R S

PROJECT FOR STREET CHILDREN IN LOUGA, SENEGAL

NEWSLETTER nr. 1 - May 2018

With huge appreciation and a grateful heart, we are delighted to share with you, that Dream Catchers have reached our first goal. Aziz, our wonderful contact in Senegal, is going to buy blankets, mats and shoes for the 50 boys aged 6-12 years old, At his own expense, he will make a little ceremony, where these items will be presented to each boy. We look forward to sharing photographs from this very special day in our next newsletter.

Our second goal is to build a shelter with a roof on a cement base before the rainy season starts in two months. We have gone away from the idea of a safari tent. This will cost 450 euros which we hope to collect as soon as possible.

Aziz is also working on giving the boys a medical check -up and the possibility for care at the local hospital.

Every euro counts and we are so happy you are Dream Catchers make a difference. Please share this with others you know.

You can support Dream Catchers by donating directly to our Danish bank account

Reg.8401 konto nr.1525379

IBAN: DK4384010001525379

SWIFT / BIC: MEKUDK21

The banks address is - Merkur Andelskasse, Bispensgade 16, 1. 9000 Aalborg

Or to our online website

GO GET FUNDING

The direct link to Dream Catchers donation page is https://gogetfunding.com/dream-catchers/

Birte Lundgreen and Inga Caroline Thommessen

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The shoes, mats and blankets were given to the boys a week ago. Thank you to everyone who has supported Dream Catchers. We have already sent the next 450 euro to build a shelter before the rainy season. Our next goal is to collect enough money for a meal a day. This of course is more demanding and needs a stable income, but our motto is: NEVER GIVE UP. Pass the good news around. Love, Birte and Inga

Anne Mercer

Update posted by May 13

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