ASpring of Hope’s in­au­gu­ral gala ‘A Power of Hope’

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ASpring of Hope will host its in­au­gu­ral gala, “The Power of Hope,” March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Sea­gate Coun­try Club in Del­ray Beach. South African Am­bas­sador Ebrahim Ra­sool, the guest of honor, will share sto­ries of his time with the late Nel­son Man­dela.

A Spring of Hope is an in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to the sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of ru­ral South African com­mu­ni­ties. The or­ga­ni­za­tion part­ners with ru­ral schools to pro­vide them with clean wa­ter sources for drink­ing, san­i­ta­tion, ir­ri­ga­tion, and food prepa­ra­tion to im­prove health con­di­tions, com­bat poverty, pro­mote ed­u­ca­tion and cre­ate self-sus­tain­abil­ity.

To work to­ward build­ing com­mu­nity ca­pac­ity, A Spring of Hope pro­vides in­struc­tion in per­ma­cul­ture, san­i­ta­tion and hy­giene at each part­ner school. In ad­di­tion, the or­ga­ni­za­tion builds long-term re­la­tion­ships with part­ner schools to sup­port them in a va­ri­ety of ef­forts in­clud­ing af­ter school pro­grams and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment projects. To date, it has sup­ported 18 dif­fer­ent ru­ral schools in the Lim­popo and Mpumalanga prov­inces in South Africa.

The gala will fea­ture a South African Braai (grilled din­ner), in­clu­sive of sun­down­ers, which are drinks and ap­pe­tiz­ers at dusk on a game drive. Dur­ing din­ner, guests will en­joy a tast­ing of South African wines. They will also have the op­por­tu­nity to bid on live auc­tion items, in­clud­ing an all ex­penses paid 10-day trip to the Kruger area in South Africa, stay­ing at two five star lodges. Other prizes in­clude a mu­si­cal din­ner with Ja­son Derulo and Jordin Sparks, pri­vate fly­ing lessons, a St. Maarten va­ca­tion and South African art.

Tick­ets are $150 per per­son. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Joanne@as­

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