This July, South Australian based volunteer organisation TIA is hosting a Black & White themed Gala Dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre to support their latest overseas development project, the Valentia Transition Centre in Bolivia, which is focused on assisting Bolivian orphans in their quest for self-sufficiency.
TIA's Black & White Gala Dinner promises to be an enjoyable evening in support of a fantastic cause.
The Gala's 'Black & White' theme is designed to highlight the clearly defined choices people make a on a regular basis and encourage them to use these choices to make a difference for others. The symbolism of this theme should not be lost on anyone, as the Gala itself represents an important choice, as TIA is providing people with the chance to enjoy a night of fine food, drinks and more, while at the same time donating to a fantastic cause.
Aside from the obvious feel-good benefits of purchasing tickets to TIA's Black & White Gala Dinner, attending the event ensures that you will be provided with a three-course dinner, including selected beverages, access to their silent auction and entertainment such as dancers and a comedian. Also, the Gala presents an opportunity for people to wear their finest black and white formal attire, in honour of the theme.
The Gala's beneficiary, the Valentia Transition Centre, is designed to assist the nearly 4,000 orphans in Bolivia who have become dependant on their orphanage and are lacking in the skills and tools necessary for a successful life. The Centre will provide a transitional residence, job creation and counselling, educational scholarships and tuition, a mentoring program and preparatory workshops for youths before they leave their orphanages.
The Transition Centre project is particularly important because it helps break the cycle of orphans having little to no future plans and assists them in developing and achieving their goals. It is the latest TIA project that is designed to provide support, training and materials to improve the well-being of disadvantaged children, alleviate poverty and encourage the community to become more aware of the difficulties facing the underprivileged youth.
Additionally, TIA began in 2009 after Tessa Henwood-Mitchell, now TIA Director, travelled to Bolivia in order to volunteer at an orphanage for her university studies. Upon arrival, Tessa noticed a lack of available resources, funds and opportunities for the children and resolved to establish an organisation focused on assisting young Bolivians. This has led to TIA undertaking a number of developments that have seen direct impact for over 300 young Bolivians and indirect assistance for over 1000 people.
The Black & White Gala Dinner promises to be a fantastic night of entertainment that is supporting a good cause. Getting involved will leave you feeling like you have made a great decision and helped make a difference to the lives of underprivileged Bolivian youth.
7pm Saturday, July 14 2012
Adelaide Convention Centre 165 per person (tables of ten or individual tickets are available). Black and White formal attire.