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The Charity Project

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"Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.



Certain 490G classes at the University of Victoria regularly do a charity project. The purpose of this project is to involve students in a complex, multi-stage class project which has a concrete goal of helping those less fortunate while requiring students to use English in an authentic context involving all the language skills – reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.

Throughout the course of the project, students do research on various charities before selecting one organization to support. Students prepare short presentations and visit all the classes in the English Language Program at the University of Victoria in order to publicize the event. Finally, a bake sale is held at various locations on campus and the money collected is donated to the designated charity.

 

Students in previous sessions have raised funds for a number of worthy charities.
You can read about these important organizations and the wonderful work they do by clicking on the following links:

Ji-Won Park Trust Fund - June 2002

wwf logo The World Wildlife Fund - November 2004

The Stephen Lewis Foundation The Stephen Lewis Foundation - November 2004

landmine foundation logo The Canadian Landmine Foundation - June 2005

msf logo Doctors Without Borders - November 2005

savechildrenlogo Save the Children - March 2006

ftc logo Free the Children - June 2006

UNICEF - November 2006

landmine foundation logo The Canadian Landmine Foundation - March 2007

ftc logo Free the Children - June 2008

mosqoy logo The Mosqoy Foundation - November 2008

Opportunitas Aequa - March 2009

O.E. logo Operation Eyesight Universal - June 2009

Keep a Child Alive - November 2009

msf logo Doctors Without Borders - June 2010

ryan's well logo The Ryan's Well Foundation - November 2010

landmine foundation logo The Canadian Landmine Foundation - March 2011

Keep a Child Alive - June 2011

ftc logo Free the Children - November 2011

ryan's well logo The Ryan's Well Foundation - March 2012

Children of Hope Uganda - June 2012

savechildrenlogo Save the Children - November 2012

ryan's well logo The Ryan's Well Foundation - March 2013

Pencils for Kids - June 2013

ryan's well logo The Ryan's Well Foundation - November 2013

Ubuntu Edmonton - March 2014

War Child - June 2014

ryan's well logo The Ryan's Well Foundation - November 2014

Children of Hope Uganda - March 2015

Pencils for Kids - June 2015

CSC Refugee Support - November 2015

PODA (Partnerships for Opportunity Development Association) - March 2016

Pencils for Kids - June 2016

savechildrenlogo Save the Children - November 2016

War Child - March 2017

ryan's well logo The Ryan's Well Foundation - November 2017

msf logo Doctors Without Borders - February 2018

ryan's well logo The Ryan's Well Foundation - June 2018

PODA (Partnerships for Opportunity Development Association) - November 2018

 

ryan's well logo The Ryan's Well Foundation - March 2018

 

Charity Project Videos: Ryan's Well / Ubuntu / War Child 493 / War Child 2

Total money collected for charity by Uvic's 490 ESL classes to date
= over $48,080.00 !

 

We encourage all visitors to this site to support the charity of their choice in order to help make the world a better place.

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us
can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.

Albert Schweitzer

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