Category: projects


ABC’s 2015 Annual Report – Year in Review

Posted on August 28th, by ABC admin in charity, projects. No Comments

We’re happy to share ABC’s 2015 impact and activities as we release the 30+ page AlphaBet Club 2015 Annual Report.

Join us in reliving an impactful 2015 and give thanks to everyone in the ABC Community for their efforts and support in allowing 2015 to be a record year.

View online in your browser with our PDF Viewer here.



Learn About ABC’s Gardenia School in India

Posted on September 28th, by AlphaBet Club in projects. No Comments

Gardenia School, inaugurated on  June 20, 2015, is a preschool that provides quality English education to 40+ three to five year old students that live in the DJ Halli slum.  Each student is given educational materials and 2 nutritious meals 6 days a week, including periodic medical check ups, all free of charge.  The children are taken on excursions so they can experience restaurants, zoo, shopping centers and parks for the first time.

View Monthly Newsletter Updates of Gardenia with photos and info on attendance, curriculum, meals served and school visitors by clicking on any of the months to the right

 

How is this new school project funded?

The school is owned by  DNF and operated by Building Blocks India and the infrastructure was funded by the AlphaBet Club.  We are happy to be able to fund the Opening of New School. AlphaBet … Read more »



Emergency Aid for Nepal – ABC & Accion Contra el Hambre

Posted on July 16th, by AlphaBet Club in charity, projects. No Comments

Espanol – Hemos organizado un evento en el 21 de mayo de 2015 para recaudar fondos para ayudar a

Emergencia Nepal, además de los proyectos de educación de ABC.

Los fondos recaudados van a “Emergencia Nepal” a través de la fundación “Acción Contra el

Hambre”, una organización humanitaria internacional independiente que combate la desnutrición.

 

English – We hosted an event on the 21st of May 2015 to raise funds for Nepal Emergency in addition

to the ABC education projects.

Funds raised are going to Nepal Emergency through “Acción Contra el Hambre” (Action

Against Hunger) foundation, an independent and neutral international humanitarian organization

that fights malnutrition.)

Visualiza un informe detallado del impacto que Acción contra el Hambre en Nepal

Attached document “Accion Contra El Hambre Ayuda Nepal Report”

Nepal Humanitarian Situation and ACF response (“Acción Contra el Hambre Nepal Report 2)

Haz clic aquí para visualizar el Mapa de la … Read more »



The Joy of Toys – Donated Toys Arrive to Honduras & India

Posted on July 10th, by AlphaBet Club in charity, projects. No Comments

Each Child gets a Toy.

Thanks to “Ñ” team (marketing company), AlphaBet Club Madrid signed an agreement with La Moraleja Green (Shopping Mall in the north of Madrid) to run a campaign during Christmas period to collect toys for our projects.  On top of that, we threw a Three Wise Men Party where requirement to join was to bring a toy.  As a result, we managed to collect over three cubic meters of toys that ABC Madrid volunteers packed, classified and prepared for delivery by clearing all customs requirements.

Toys were sent to two different projects.  One was to when Giles and Diego took a part to our school and nutritional projects in Bangalore (India).  The other waas through the NGO – ACOES  delivered remaining toys among kids at Santa Teresa de Jesus school and several kindergartens in Tegucigalpa (Honduras).

Its amazing … Read more »



Learn About ABC’s Freesia School in India

Posted on May 22nd, by AlphaBet Club in projects. No Comments

Freesia, open March 2, 2013, is a preschool that provides quality English education to 85+ three to five year old students that live in the Chinnappa Garden slum.  Each student is given educational materials and 2 nutritious meals 6 days a week, including periodic medical check ups, all free of charge.  The children are taken on excursions so they can experience restaurants, zoo, shopping centers and parks for the first time.

View Monthly Newsletter Updates of Freesia with photos and info on attendance, curriculum, meals served and school visitors by clicking on any of the months to the right

 

How is this new school project funded?

The school is operated by Building Blocks India and the infrastructure was funded through a joint effort between The AlphaBet Club, Rotary Club Amsterdam International and  Wilde Ganzen Charity. Rotary Club AI and AlphaBet Club Charity hosted … Read more »



Learn About ABC’s Edelweiss School in India

Posted on May 20th, by AlphaBet Club in projects. 1 Comment

In December 2010 we opened Edelweiss, a pre-school for now 104 three to five year old children that live in the G.D. Mara Slum in Bangalore, India. This was our first project in India, providing high quality English education, meals and medical to impoverished children 6 days a week.

View Monthly Newsletter Updates of Edelweiss with photos and info on attendance, curriculum, meals served and school visitors by clicking on any of the months to the right

 

Our partners and educational program

The school was built with Building Blocks India, our local partner in bringing quality education to children in need, right next to the slums in which they live. Operating costs for the school have been generously funded by Alternatives 4 Children, providing a free educational program where children are taught reading, arithmetic, writing, social sciences, value education and development of their motor skills. The curriculum is designed … Read more »



Funding of New Library Building at School in Cambodia

Posted on June 1st, by ABC admin in projects. No Comments

The Hun Sen Koang Kang Primary School library, was funded by the AlphaBet Club in 2010 through the organization Room to Read. The children and teachers were provide with a new learning environment full of interesting and colorful books and educational materials through the generous support of AlphaBet Club members.

Building report

Find below the detailed reports of the library that was built, the training provided and various photos of the children who have benefited from this project.

Hun Sen Koang Kang Library COMPLETION Report
Received 2011

Increasing Access to Literacy

The library consists not only of the building of the library structure but also includes all the necessary resources to increase literacy awareness for both school and members of the local community:

31 English Books
540 Room to Read LLP (Local Language Publishing Program) Books selected with the government curriculum in mind, which helps ensure the books are useful to … Read more »



Donation of toys to children in Goa, India

Posted on March 1st, by ABC admin in projects. No Comments

ABC donated and delivered toys to 25 school children who live in slums in Goa, India. Each child received two gifts and some candy and the school was given jump ropes, drums, plastic animal figures, hula hoops and rubber balls for all the children to use.  These gifts were very well received as many of the children do not have toys to play with.  ABC was received with songs and holiday dances and heartfelt smiles.



Gifts for hospitalized children

Posted on December 6th, by ABC admin in projects. No Comments

The AlphaBet Club volunteers visited children in hospitals around Amsterdam and delivered gifts to them to brighten their holiday spirits.

“Many thanks to the dedicated and fun members  of the ABC club who hugely contributed to the successful Zwartepieten project  this December (2009) in Amsterdam. We appreciate your donations and volunteering to  help ensure a smile on the faces of a lot of sick and hospitalized children who  weren’t able to celebrate Sinterklaas at home with their loved ones.”

Ralph Manheim
Zwartepieten Project



ABC’s First School Project – Primary School in Laos

Posted on October 2nd, by ABC admin in projects. No Comments

In 2009, a 4 room Primary school in Phiangdokkam, (Northern) Laos was inaugurated thanks to the AlphaBet Club funding Room to Read Foundation. This is the first educational infrastructure project that the ABC funded, and we’re pleased with how the project turned out and the impact that it had on children in the local community.

The building took five months to complete with labor provided by 1,200 volunteers from the community and was ready for use on October 2, 2009: it serves 172 students in grades 1 – 5. This building replaced the old school, a building that was in poor condition, made of wood and bamboo with sheet metal roofs and dirt floors. The new building covers an area of 28m long x 8m wide and is a sturdy, four room brick structure erected on a concrete foundation, with steel-reinforced ground and roof … Read more »



Ten years of girls’ education in Vietnam

Posted on March 1st, by ABC admin in projects. No Comments

ABC  has sponsored a Vietnamese girl to attend primary and secondary school at a  Room to Read school in her village. This sponsorship began this year and covers 10 years of her studies through primary and secondary school. Room to Read does not share any specific  information on children sponsored but does offer a great report of their educational sponsorship program.

“Economics, cultural bias and gender discrimination often exclude girls from educational opportunities in the developing world. Yet, it  is widely acknowledged that educating girls is the most powerful and effective  way to address global poverty – and the single best investment one can make. When  girls learn, their families, communities and societies all benefit. Educating  girls is directly linked to positive outcomes, including:

Lower infant mortality rates
Increased eventual wages
Increased likelihood of educating the next generation
Improved family health
Success in combating the spread … Read more »



Donation of clothing and mattresses to shelter

Posted on September 1st, by ABC admin in projects. No Comments

Alphabet Club  members donated 100′s of clothes to the Stoelenproject / Homeless Shelter. Funds raised at an event went to purchase  plastic mattresses for the shelter.

“On behalf of the Stoelenproject, and the  homeless in Amsterdam that we service every day, we’d like to thank you for the  massive amount of clothing and the 2 new plastic mattresses that you have  donated to our organization. We are appreciative of your efforts, as we are now  able to allow additional people to sleep in comfort in our facility and to  provide new clothing to many that are in need.

It’s encouraging to see the AlphaBet Club’s focus  on giving, and we welcome the opportunity for any of your members to volunteer  one night a month at the Stoelenproject, or for you to continue your aid like  you have in the last weeks. Best Wishes … Read more »



Christmas boxes for low-income households

Posted on December 28th, by ABC admin in projects. No Comments

The AlphaBet Club donated funds to create 50 Christmas boxes filled with food to families in need living in the Amsterdam periphery. A few days before Christmas we handed out 50 gift boxes filled with food to families in Geuzenveld-Slotermeer, an area with a lot of low-income households.

“Thanks to the generosity of the ABC, we were also able to add presents for the children in all of the boxes and clothes to some.  I visited one family that has 6 children and I was able to bring clothes for  the children. They were very excited about getting new clothes! Gifts were  delivered to families of all ethnic and religious backgrounds and there was  excitement in many homes that evening, with very happy children. ABC’s contribution has aided us in solidifying our relationships with families and the community. This makes it easier for … Read more »