During this holiday season when businesses and individuals often dedicate a portion of their earnings to charity, I just learned about a great cause and would like to share with you.
It’s like the ongoing charity blockbuster “Band Aid” –
….on a bit smaller, but no less poignant, scale.
Using music to help others less fortunate, a terrific group of Irish school kids is supporting children from the remote Kenyan Samburu tribe, whose members are known as the “Butterfly People,” due to their vibrant attire.
Through the Thorn Tree Project, which supports the initiative, the Clonakilty, Ireland school has been using technology to exchange conversations about culture and traditions with their African friends.
Earlier this month, famed award-winning film producer, (Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields, The Mission among many others) Lord David Puttman visited the Irish school and spoke of his enthusiasm for the giving project as both sides raised the collaborative ante to come together virtually to compose and sing a wonderful song dedicated to the dreams of all children, called, appropriately, “Butterfly Child.” [Click here to read the article written by my friend Ailin Quinlin from the Irish Examiner who brought this to my attention. Thanks, Ailin]
That song is now available on iTunes. A portion of each purchase goes toward the teaching and training of the Samburu children.
Listen and watch the song right here!
A proper education makes the difference for us all. And with your help, it can enrich the lives of the Samburu Butterfly Children too.
A terrific song for a terrific cause during this, the giving season. Thanks for listening, and for sharing.
in gratitude, Gina
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