Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Gifting Season: Hello Somebody

I'm back today with another cool Christmas gift idea for you. This is a gift that you can buy for someone you love, and the proceeds go to a great cause. Check out the Hello Somebody watch.

You can buy a watch for $25 and when you do, you help feed and educate a child in Africa. Here is what the website says about it:

Hello Somebody has partnered with Africa New Life based in Kigali, Rwanda and is sponsoring 100 street boys to go to school and receive a first-class education and 2 meals per day. The program costs $100,000 for the entire year. That means for every 70 Hello Somebody watches that we sell, a child is completely sponsored.

The Young Street Boys Rehabilitation Program is broken up into 2 parts, primary and vocational. The 50 primary age boys are taken off the streets and put into primary level classes, where they have opportunity to grow and develop. The 50 vocational boys are teenage boys who are too far behind to be placed into primary age classes. Instead, they are given the opportunity to learn a trade. The vocational school teaches electrical engineering, advanced carpentry, masonry, auto mechanics and plumbing. Not only do all 100 boys receive a top-notch education, but also 2 meals per day, tutoring, mentoring and spiritual guidance.

Pretty cool, right? You can read more about it and the children that are involved here.

And the watches are really cool looking. I'd take one in that aqua color or white if anyone needs any gift ideas :)

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