Our charity fundraiser will be held at the Conrad Hotel, Seoul on April 8 from 6pm till midnight. Enjoy an enchanting evening of exquisite cuisine, music and dancing under a full moon. The evening will be enhanced by spectacular entertainment, raffle prizes, and much more.
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2016 SIWA GALA BENEFICIARIES
The SIWA Annual Charity Gala is the second largest fundraising event after the SIWA & Diplomatic Community Bazaar. Net proceeds from the evening including silent and live auction will be donated to support local charities in Korea.
Gala net proceeds will benefit the following 3 charities:
Jeon Jin Sang ClinicJeon Jin Sang is a medical center run by six AFI members (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers), employees, volunteers and supporters. was founded by Marie Brasseur, a Belgian nurse. She received a scholarship from SIWA to attend Choong Ang University School of Medicine in 1981. SIWA’s financial support yielded exponential return as Dr Brasseur has served thousands of patients in the rural part of Korea her entire life. These patients are in the low-income levels. The clinic helps them to maintain the quality of health care by providing spiritual, emotional, physical optimal state of health at minimal cost.
- Green Dream Facility
Dream Tree is more than 50 years old organisation in Seoul, Korea. The Green Dream facility operating under Dream Tree, is a home for 282 abandoned children and young adults from single un-wed mothers. Approximately 10% children are bi-racial. They are largely the product of the un-wed mothers, who give birth to babies at the Busan center. They are brought to this center after a few years. Adoption is not allowed and they have no financial support from the mother/parent, hence the orphanage becomes the home for these children. Apart from providing home facilities, the center provides them with special after-school programmes to develop a positive impact on creating intellectual, emotional and social independence for the children.
Columban Day Center
The center was founded by Mother Mary Patrick and Fr. John Blowick in 1971. They have been working across 12 countries. In the society of our time, there is much disregard for human life in all its forms. The dignity of human person is so often ignored or placed on the lowest rung of priorities; people can be regarded as tools to be used, rather than gifts to be respected, nourished, and encouraged to reach their full potential without any question of discrimination. The Day Centre, started by the Columban Sisters, recognises and promotes the dignity of the human person by providing the right environment for the disabled section of society to live a normal life. In Korea, they have been working for a more inclusive society through educational rehabilitation and social integration programmes for people with Learning Difficulties. They have also been able to develop efficient Rural Health Programs and hospital for the Care of HIV and AIDS sufferers and their families.
2016 SIWA Gala
An Asian-themed event, “An Evening in Shangri-La” was enjoyed . It included a cocktail hour with an open bar, a delicious four-course dinner, spectacular entertainment, dancing, auctions, raffle drawings and more. It also featured an exciting fashion show by HEILL, a couture brand of womenswear and menswear created by Korean fashion designer Heill Yang.