HOST A DINNER TO FUNDRAISE FOR SWAZILAND
RESILIENCE, RESPECT, RESOURCEFULNESS – THE SWAZI SPIRIT
We are launching our annual 59 Dinners for Swaziland campaign from 1st April to 1st June.
We love this campaign because food is more than a means for nutrition, it is a way for us to show our love and connect with those we love. This campaign is about celebrating the role that food plays in our lives, sharing our gratitude with the people we love, and passing that gift forward to the people of Swaziland.
THE GIFT OF SHARING
I find myself back in Swaziland five months after my first visit to this beautiful country. I had no expectation that my experience would touch me as significantly as it did, but the people here have an enduring charm- one that grabs hold and never lets go.
VULA BEVALILE: LETTERS FROM A YOUNG DOCTOR MAITHRI GOONETILLEKE
Swaziland is a nation full of juxtapositions.
The serenity of the rolling Lubombo mountains, the majestic wildlife that prowl across the plains are a striking contrast against the reality for the people of Swaziland. The future appears dim for a country with a life expectancy of 49.7 years and a HIV prevalence rate of 27.4%. These are the statistics, the negative ramifications of the poverty ecosystem are confronting. However, looking beyond these statistics, the meaning and importance of family is the centre of Swaziland – the beating heart that sends vitality and endurance to all those experiencing the various trials of adversity.
TEDX MELBOURNE – THE STUFF OF DREAMS
Vula Bevalile: Letters from a Young Doctor is a collection of vignettes written over seven years by Maithri Goonetilleke, who has been contributing his time voluntarily in Swaziland—a country devastated by extreme poverty and the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
“Love the world into change”
~OurFounder, Dr Maithri Goonetilleke at the TEDx Melbourne conference in August 2015, on the Art of Dreaming. Thank you Dokotella….