27th Annual Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life Gala Halifax
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The 27th Annual Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life Gala brings together an unparalleled collection of international culinary delights as Nova Scotia’s best Chefs create an unforgettable experience in support of UNICEF’s life-saving work for children.
The goal is to raise $310,000 to provide clean, safe water in secondary schools in Uganda.
Wednesday April 24, 2019
Halifax Convention Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Sean Doucet - Lead Chef
Or... Make an Online Donation
You can support the UNICEF Water for Life Gala Halifax by donating online.
Or... Buy a Water for Life Bundle
Donate a Water for Life bundle containing 45 bars of soap, 490 sachets of oral rehydration salts, and 3,281 water purification tablets, a collapsible water container, and a bucket, providing 135 children with the tools to purify water, stay clean and treat diseases from waterborne illnesses.
Uganda field visit
Local UNICEF committee volunteers Caleb Power and Laura Kennedy recently returned from a field trip to Uganda where they saw first-hand the impact the Halifax community is having in providing clean water and sanitation infrastructure in secondary schools across Uganda.
Guest speaker - James Madhier.
James is originally from South Sudan, where he lived until the age of 15 before relocating to Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya during the Sudanese civil war. In the camp, James worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as a humanitarian field interpreter, delivering direly needed services to vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees.
James’ resilience and forward-thinking mindset powered him through the war and forced displacement. Having started his first business at age 10, James brings the same ingenuity today to developing systemic and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change and the resulting water crisis. His experiences have driven him to seek and build sustainable, lasting and empowering solutions.
James Thuch Madhier is an entrepreneur, speaker, and Founder and Executive Director of the Rainmaker Enterprise, an award-winning social enterprise building a healthy, peaceful, and regenerative planet by implementing solar-powered water infrastructure for consumption and sustainable agriculture in hard-to-reach places.