Get snapping to help the children of Don Bosco Ashalayam
Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:21
Would you like to support the valuable work of Don Bosco Ashalayam in helping the street children of Kolkata, and exercise your creativity at the same time? The parishioners of Christ the Prince of Peace in Weybridge, Surrey, have adopted the Ashalayam as their 'away' charity, and following their successful online concerts last year, they've come up with another new way to raise funds: they are running a photography competition on the theme of 'Hope', and asking entrants to make a donation to the Ashalayam.
The competition is open to all age groups, with categories for primary (up to 11) and secondary (11-18) age ranges and for over-18s.
Your challenge is to capture a photograph that depicts 'hope', interpreted in any way you like. All entries will be displayed in the online gallery of the new website which has been created especially for the competition. (click the 'More information' link below).
You can upload as may images as you want, and the website has information on how to donate. There is no set donation: every contribution is of tremendous value.
The winning entries for each age group will also be displayed in the church.
The Ashalayam and its work is very close to our hearts in the GBR Province. Fr Andrew Ebrahim SDB and several of our schools have close connections with the project. The word 'ashalayam' is Sanskrit for 'haven of hope', so please get involved to help bring hope and a future to the destitute children this Salesian project supports, as you focus your phone or camera on on the signs of hope around all of us in these challenging times.
(Image by Don Bosco Ashalayam)