YouMe Support Foundation Announces A World First In A Unique Fund Raising Project

Top Quote YouMe Support Foundation today announced the launch of a unique fund raising idea, with to raise funds for non-repayable high-school education grants. In the next few months a boutique resort, Seachange Lodge, Vanuatu, in the South Pacific, will be given away to a lucky winner, along with a good annual tax-free income. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 05, 2008 - YouMe Support Foundation, a non-profit making charity, today launched During the next few months they will give away Seachange Lodge, a boutique resort in Port Vila, in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu.

    $US2million will be raised through the raffle. YouMe Support Trust Fund will provide non-repayable higher-education grants for students, who are geographically and economically underprivileged.

    “Unless we get outside help, our high achieving students will never have a chance to go to high school,” Mr Harris Apos, the Area Secretary for Torba Province, in the far north of Vanuatu, said. “They will never have the opportunity to live their dreams of becoming a school teacher, doctor, mechanic, pilot, or nurse, because our area gets very little assistance from the government.”

    One exercise book is shared between three pupils and school rooms are often non-existent. Pencils are broken into three to give children something to write with. Fully qualified teachers are not always available and many parents cannot read or write.

    Rick and Wendy Tendys, the proprietors of Seachange Lodge, said they are very appreciative of the guests who, since 2004, have helped provide desperately needed school supplies to these far flung islands. Regular 100kilo loads of goods are airfreighted north by the Tendys, including essential hand tools and even two hand driven sewing machines and material for the women to start a small cottage industry. Full photos of this community project are able to be seen in Seachange Lodge’s photo gallery.

    Recently, when a cyclone struck the island community, the chiefs of the villages appealed to the government for help. They were told. “The government will look into it, but there are no funds in the budget for such natural disasters. “ In a land where cyclones are a common occurrence this seems a very odd statement. Food will run out in just two weeks unless they receive aid.

    In July 2006, the tiny archipelago of Vanuatu , made famous by A. Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific, was ranked as the world’s Happiest Country on Earth, by the British New Economics Foundation’s (NEF), ‘Happy Planet Index’. Yet, without outside assistance, these communities are left to battle on their own.

    YouMe Support Foundation is asking for Your assistance through this Press Release, to help these villagers on

    YouMe Support Foundation also gives you the unique opportunity to win $1000 cash,

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