Over the past few years, we’ve been fortunate to be able to take part in a positive event which has helped change the lives of many young girls looking for a better education and future. Not surprisingly, coffee was our means of participating in #WeWantChange. This event was founded and hosted by our partners at Five Senses Coffee, Australia who have been involved in sponsoring the We Want Change event for the past four years.
We Want Change supports the Nanhi Kali Foundation, an NGO which seeks to provide primary education for underprivileged girls throughout India. There’s no doubt that growing up as an impoverished girl in India is extremely challenging. With a widely prevalent dowry system, a girl can be seen as an economic burden for her family and, in many cases, one to be resolved by abandonment or childhood marriage. Education for young girls in India has been proven to break the chain of the dowry system and also to make a positive impact on the economy as a whole.
We Want Change was hosted by Common Man Coffee Roasters in Singapore on the 23rd of May, simultaneously with ten other events in inspiring cafés all over Australia (the participating cafés are listed below). All these cafés donated the proceeds from that day’s coffee takings to help enrich impoverished girls’ lives in India. With a total of over $17,000 SGD raised, the event was a huge success! With these generous donations, the We Want Change event will be able to continue to provide education for the 195 girls which the event supported last year. This is a great investment in the future thanks to your generosity.
Next year, we are looking forward to rallying more passionate cafés in Singapore and around the region to help us champion this cause. We hope not only to inspire other local cafés to join us, but perhaps even to reach a higher level of donations. This would help develop our drive to highlight the importance of equal rights and education for young girls through the choices we make when spending our dollars.
- Pixel Coffee Brewers
- La Veen Coffee and Kitchen
- Bar 9 Parkside and Central
- Toscas Espresso
- Excelsior Jones
- Harry’s Espresso Bar
- Fox and Bow
- The Resident
- Standing Room
- Common Man Coffee (Singapore was represented!)
To find out more about the Nanhi Kali Foundation, please visit their website -www.nanhikali.org