Emma’s and Tettje’s Fundraiser
Time flies… The first week in our orphanage ‘Yayasan Panti Asuhan Destawan’ is already almost finished. Before we update you on the project though, we still want to tell you about the event we organised to raise money for this project. On March 11th, Theater de Omval in Diemen was extremely kind to open their doors for us so we could organise a great and successful evening.
First we held a dinner party in the theatre’s restaurant for a group of about fifty people, consisting of family and friends of us and other EFFA members. The delicious dinner was cooked by two professional chefs from Emma’s work who volunteered to give up some free days and this night to create a beautiful menu. The theme of the food was “Italy meets Bali”, so for example the main course was a ravioli filled with rendang; this strange combination of cuisines turned out to be an unexpected winner!
After having finished the lovely dinner, even more friends arrived to watch ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ in the theatre above the restaurant. After the movie, we all had a drink together to finish this amazing night.
We would like to thank everybody who was there for their support to our EFFA project! We must also speak our thanks to all the people that helped us organise the event and also to all the people who weren’t able to come to the theatre that night, but donated anyway. We raised a great amount of money, which enables us not only to set up the English teaching program, but also to organise fun activities with the kids in the coming months. On behalf of the kids of Yayasan Desta, we thank you all for your kind contribution!