Charity Gala

EVENT

Are you ready for an enchanted evening? Our charity fundraiser will be held at the Conrad Hotel, Seoul on April 8 from 6pm till midnight.

The Gala includes:
- Open Bar
- Cocktail hour followed by an exquisite 4-course meal in elegant surroundings
- Live entertainment
- DJ & dance floor (request your favorite songs on our Facebook event page!)
- Raffles and silent auction for fabulous prizes

TICKETS

 

 

Tickets are on sale now for the SIWA Charity Gala 2017! Available until 29 March 2017.

VOLUNTEER

Do you like planning events or parties? We need fun and creative ladies to help us plan this fantastic party! Join the SIWA Gala Committee.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

This year, the entertainment will include the 페인터즈 히어로 (The Painters).

‘THE PAINTERS: HERO an innovative art performance that stages the mind-blowing live drawing with with incredible visual effects filled with a blend of mime, dance and comedy right before your eyes.’

Video source: ARIRANG CULTURE

2017 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 Clinic

Jeon 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.

Myongdo Welfare Centre

Myongdo (The Bright Way) Welfare Center, at Mokpo, Shin-An area, was founded in 1985. 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 Sister Geradine Ryan, Columban Sisters, recognizes and promotes the dignity of the human person by providing the right environment for 800 children and adults with disabilities. In Korea, they have been working for a more inclusive society through educational and work rehabilitation and social integration programmes for people with Learning Difficulties.

 

 2016 SIWA Gala 

Last year’s gala took place on Saturday April 9 at the Conrad Seoul, you can see more from last year below:
Gala 2016 website

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.