FOUNDATION

MAKE A KIDS CHRISTMAS.

We know better than most that Christmas can mean something vastly different to everyone, from the way it is celebrated, to what it means to you personally. For many it is a day of celebration, some it holds a more poignant meaning, and to others nothing at all.

 

Our campuses are no different as they each celebrate Christmas in their own way, and with a different idea of what the perfect gift looks like.

 

Our aim for Christmas 2022 was to provide 650 children with a day to remember for all the right reasons . In true Gandys Pioneer style we were able to deliver over 1000 smiles to people who desperately needed it thanks to you!

FOUNDATION

MAKE A KIDS CHRISTMAS.

We know better than most that Christmas can mean something vastly different to everyone, from the way it is celebrated, to what it means to you personally. For many it is a day of celebration, some it holds a more poignant meaning, and to others nothing at all.

 

Our campuses are no different as they each celebrate Christmas in their own way, and with a different idea of what the perfect gift looks like. Our aim for Christmas 2022 was to provide 650 children with a day to remember for all the right reasons.

 

In true Gandys Pioneer style we were able to deliver over 1000 smiles to people who desperately

needed it thanks to you!

BRAZIL

A CHESTER IS A STAPLE FOR EVERY DINNER TABLE AT CHRISTMAS IN RIO...

Families typically celebrate on Christmas eve with a festive dinner, waiting until midnight to open their gifts and visiting the beach with their friends and family on Christmas day.

 

"A chester is a staple for every dinner table at Christmas in Rio, but for the kids that attend our campus that is just out of reach for them"

Scott, Rio campus Leader

 

This year the kids who attend our campuses have been experiencing food shortages and their families will not be able to afford the traditional Chester (Christmas turkey), a staple for every dinner table in Brazil. Instead of the usual gifts we plan to give each child at our Rio campus a Chester for them to enjoy with their family.

MONGOLIA

GRANDPA WINTER DRESSED UP IN BLUE...

Although in Mongolia Christmas is not traditionally celebrated, families still enjoy the festive spirit and enjoy the celebration of New Year, with New Year’s trees and New Year parties, and instead of Father Christmas they have Grandpa winter dressed all in blue giving presents to the children.

 

As temperature drops to -40 degrees around this time of year, the ideal gift for the kids that attend our campus is in the form of thick warm yak socks, felt slippers, curd snacks, and of course books for them to enjoy as part of the community library.

MALAWI

LAST CHRISTMAS THE CHILDREN WERE OVERJOYED...

A typical Christmas day for the children at our Funsami pre-school consists of a meal of rice (instead of porridge) and a trip to church. Last year we were able to provide each child who attends our campus a special meal of goat, tomatoes, onions, and rice filled with rich spices and a pudding of banana. Each child was also given a food package to last their families a month and a small toy.

 

"Last Christmas the children were overjoyed with the gift of a meal of rice and meat and a small present, showing the loving care of Gandys Foundation"

Heather, Malawi Project Leader

 

To top it off, thanks to the donations made by our incredible community, we were able to pledge to supply food packages to last throughout the hungry months, giving the children and their families the peace of mind in knowing that it was not only Christmas taken care of.

SRI LANKA

IN TRUE SRI LANKAN STYLE...

2022 has been an incredibly hard year for the families in Sri Lanka. After facing extreme fuel, food, and energy shortages we are forever in awe of the positivity and resilience from the Sri Lankan community. The children’s sense of fun and family values runs through to their ideal day of celebration, where the children are hoping to enjoy games, gifts, and favourite foods with their parents at our balloon and bunting decorated campus.

 

Our campus is a hub loved by the local community, so we expect extra guests once the laughter and music begin, and in true Sri Lankan style they will be welcome to join the festivities as our campus never turns away a child hoping to learn.

 

"The kids are busy studying hard for their local scholarship exams. After that is over it is school holidays and we will give them a well deserved treat"

Rohan, Sri Lanka Campus Leader

NEPAL

A PICNIC IN THE MOUNTAINS...

The Nepali way of Christmas is to attend church on Christmas eve as well as Christmas day, exchanging gifts with their loved ones and enjoying a feast.

 

As winter draws in, and temperatures fall to below zero degrees, the ideal gifts for the children from this project are in the form of thick beanie hats, sweaters, gloves, and socks to keep them warm on their journey into school. Many of the children still make their way to campus in only a shirt to keep them warm as their families are unable to afford more than this.

 

An idyllic picnic in the mountains overlooking the Himalayas is this project’s choice for their Gandys Christmas meal, surrounded by traditional Nepalis bunting and taking in the breath-taking view.

 

"We wanted to give these children gifts a few weeks later, but the cold season is too much for these children to handle and they are coming with just a shirt on. So, we want to give away these sweaters as soon as possible"

Roma, Nepal Project Leader

BRAZIL

A CHESTER IS A STAPLE FOR EVERY DINNER TABLE AT CHRISTMAS IN RIO...

Families typically celebrate on Christmas eve with a festive dinner, waiting until midnight to open their gifts and visiting the beach with their friends and family on Christmas day.

 

"A chester is a staple for every dinner table at Christmas in Rio, but for the kids that attend our campus that is just out of reach for them"

Scott, Rio campus Leader

 

This year the kids who attend our campuses have been experiencing food shortages and their families will not be able to afford the traditional Chester (Christmas turkey), a staple for every dinner table in Brazil. Instead of the usual gifts we plan to give each child at our Rio campus a Chester for them to enjoy with their family.

MONGOLIA

GRANDPA WINTER DRESSED UP IN BLUE...

Although in Mongolia Christmas is not traditionally celebrated, families still enjoy the festive spirit and enjoy the celebration of New Year, with New Year’s trees and New Year parties, and instead of Father Christmas they have Grandpa winter dressed all in blue giving presents to the children.

 

As temperature drops to -40 degrees around this time of year, the ideal gift for the kids that attend our campus is in the form of thick warm yak socks, felt slippers, curd snacks, and of course books for them to enjoy as part of the community library.

MALAWI

LAST CHRISTMAS THE CHILDREN WERE OVERJOYED...

A typical Christmas day for the children at our Funsami pre-school consists of a meal of rice (instead of porridge) and a trip to church. Last year we were able to provide each child who attends our campus a special meal of goat, tomatoes, onions, and rice filled with rich spices and a pudding of banana. Each child was also given a food package to last their families a month and a small toy.

 

"Last Christmas the children were overjoyed with the gift of a meal of rice and meat and a small present, showing the loving care of Gandys Foundation"

Heather, Malawi Project Leader

 

To top it off, thanks to the donations made by our incredible community, we were able to pledge to supply food packages to last throughout the hungry months, giving the children and their families the peace of mind in knowing that it was not only Christmas taken care of.

SRI LANKA

IN TRUE SRI LANKAN STYLE...

2022 has been an incredibly hard year for the families in Sri Lanka. After facing extreme fuel, food, and energy shortages we are forever in awe of the positivity and resilience from the Sri Lankan community. The children’s sense of fun and family values runs through to their ideal day of celebration, where the children are hoping to enjoy games, gifts, and favourite foods with their parents at our balloon and bunting decorated campus.

 

Our campus is a hub loved by the local community, so we expect extra guests once the laughter and music begin, and in true Sri Lankan style they will be welcome to join the festivities as our campus never turns away a child hoping to learn.

 

"The kids are busy studying hard for their local scholarship exams. After that is over it is school holidays and we will give them a well deserved treat"

Rohan, Sri Lanka Campus Leader

NEPAL

A PICNIC IN THE MOUNTAINS...

The Nepali way of Christmas is to attend church on Christmas eve as well as Christmas day, exchanging gifts with their loved ones and enjoying a feast.

 

As winter draws in, and temperatures fall to below zero degrees, the ideal gifts for the children from this project are in the form of thick beanie hats, sweaters, gloves, and socks to keep them warm on their journey into school. Many of the children still make their way to campus in only a shirt to keep them warm as their families are unable to afford more than this.

 

An idyllic picnic in the mountains overlooking the Himalayas is this project’s choice for their Gandys Christmas meal, surrounded by traditional Nepalis bunting and taking in the breath-taking view.

 

"We wanted to give these children gifts a few weeks later, but the cold season is too much for these children to handle and they are coming with just a shirt on. So, we want to give away these sweaters as soon as possible"

Roma, Nepal Project Leader

All of this could not be done without you supporting these children and their families through Gandys. We cannot say it enough, you mean the world to us. Thank you for everything you do to make these children’s days happier and futures brighter. 

All of this could not be done without you supporting these children and their families through Gandys. We cannot say it enough, you mean the world to us. Thank you for everything you do to make these children’s days happier and futures brighter. 

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