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Family Movie Day Fundraiser

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by Lucy Watson (subscribe)
A stay at home Mum who doesn't stay at home much; too many exciting things to be discovering in this city...
Help children in the slums of Nairobi with Simba and Co
If you have pre or primary school aged children, you may well be planning to see the live action version of The Lion King when it hits the big screen at the end of July. Set in the heart of Africa, this film showcases the stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife for which Africa is synonymous. Women for Women in Africa are hosting a Family Movie Day to raise money for the education of children living in the Kibera Slum in Nairobi, and they have fittingly chosen to do this by screening the much-anticipated film at a fun, family event.

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The live action version of The Lion King looks set to wow audiences

Women for Women in Africa is a charity whose single aim is to help those living in poverty to forge a better life for themselves. They work predominantly with women and children living in the Kibera Slum in Kenya's capital city. Kibera covers a 2.5 square kilometre area and is home (if you can call it that) to over a million people. Conditions are far from ideal. Raw sewage runs through alleyways where children play and if the inhabitants are lucky they might manage to scrape together one meagre meal of grain and chicken feet each day. Children are exposed to crime, drugs, prostitution and violence on a daily basis. Any money raised by the charity goes towards providing access to education for the impoverished children and adults living in this and other slums in Africa.

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One of the children being helped by the Women for Women in Africa charity

You can do your bit to help out by purchasing tickets to the Family Movie Day which is being held on Sunday 21st July at the Rivoli Cinema in Hawthorn East. Tickets cost $25 for children and $35 for adults and include popcorn and a drink. To secure your seat you need to book tickets by 9th July, which you can do through this link. One hundred percent of the profits raised will go directly to helping the children of Kibera.

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Help raise funds for children living in the slums of Africa

Join Simba and his pals on the sun-drenched savannas of Africa whilst funding programmes for this very worthwhile cause. The Women for Women in Africa website and facebook pages are informative if you would like to find out more about anything you've read here.
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Why? For a fun family day out whilst helping families in Africa
When: 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Phone: 0438 747 101
Where: 200 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Cost: $25 kids $35 adults
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