In case you haven’t heard, the 2015 Tampa Bay International Curry Festival is just around the corner!
This incredible event will feature savory delicacies, exciting events, and live music, and is being held to celebrate the amazing spice of curry, but also to support charities such as Save Abee, a non-profit organization registered in the USA, and currently in the process of obtaining a non-profit status in Guyana and Canada.
This foundation is set-up based on one simple principle: to give the children of rural regions of Guyana the skills needed to operate computers efficiently, thus giving them a better and brighter future.
This campaign is led by Sham Tilak, a man with a dream to see those in need equipped with the skills needed for a better life.
“The dream started over a year ago when I went back to Guyana and I saw how the children were lacking in the field of computer technology,” Tilak explains.
The disparity in technology between Guyana and the United States led Mr. Tilak to an idea, which soon became a dream, that “the children of Guyana will be blessed with an institution that will enhance what little they know about computers.”
Today, with the help of Save Abee and its supporters, the dream is a reality for many children in Guyana who now have technological training that can help them have better lives.
Yet, to take the dream even further, “we need all Abee [...] to come together and contribute for these children,” Tilak pleads.
“The goal of the foundation is to begin in Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice, and subsequently open centers across Guyana,” he explains. “Since the children are in school during the day, these centers will operate in the evenings and on the weekends.”
“If every child can operate a computer efficiently,” Tilak elaborates, “the goal of the foundation will have been achieved, opening doors for many children in Guyana.”
To spread the word of this remarkable program, Save Abee plans to go to four villages in Berbice, Demarara, and Essequibo counties each and prepare a meal for hungry families.
“At this gathering, we will attempt to establish relationships with business associates to see if someone can help provide a home or land, with which we can extend our project to that village,” Tilak comments. “We would like to give back to each village, as our donors will be from many parts of Guyana, and as a means of providing accessible educational resources to the children despite geographical location.”
Save Abee plans to offer scholarships in addition to its extensive training program so that students who excel can continue their studies at the next level.
“This is what I am asking of you,” Tilak articulates to supporters on Save Abee’s website, “Take the Save Abee pledge and let’s build this dream together.”
“Remember the saying,” he encourages, ““the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.”
“Think of what a better place our world will be if you can help to create the leaders of the future.”
Partnership with Tampa Bay International Curry Festival
If you haven’t already, be sure to purchase your tickets to the Tampa Bay International Curry Festival to enjoy some tantalizing curry-based cuisine and live entertainment all while supporting remarkable organizations as Save Abee.
The festival’s premiere charity event will be the “Friday Night VIP Party” on September 18th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Bayanihan Arts & Events Center in Tampa, click here! This is an exclusive event that will include access to an open bar, lively entertainment, and endless cuisine as part of a fundraising event that will feature an auction to benefit Save Abee as well as other medical, educational, and children-centered charities.