* Early Bird pricing ends January 31st, 2019 @ 11:59 PM EST
Rising Star For Change is a date/talent auction hosted by the Intercollegiate Council of UVSA Ontario. Members from many VSAs across Eastern Canada will participate and showcase their performances in front of hundreds of people.
Our goal emphasizes providing education and clean water to the children in the mountain in Vietnam. Embracing the theme Winter Wonderland, we hope to bring not only a merrier winter to the audiences and the participators but also a wonderland to the children dwelling in the mountain.
Early Bird Tickets are no longer being sold online. If you still wish to attend, please arrive with $15 (cash only) to pay at the door.
The Vietnamese Student Association actively strives to help the Vietnamese community both locally and abroad. In partnership with the Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations (UNAVSA), UVSA Ontario will donate a portion of our proceeds to the UNAVSA Collective Philanthropy Project, an annual project that VSAs across North America collectively fundraise for. This year’s beneficiary is Children of Vietnam.
Children of Vietnam (COV) has been building brighter futures for vulnerable children in Vietnam since 1998. Founded based on the collective belief of Luong Thi Huong and Ben Wilson that every child should have the opportunity to develop to their full potential, COV has been implementing projects and programs for 20 years with two overarching goals in mind: 1) to assist children and families in breaking the cycle of poverty, ill health, and homelessness; and 2) to provide immediate aid to children and families in crisis. COV does this through four initiatives: Healthcare, Education, Housing, and Nutrition.
With funding support from UNAVSA and the CPP, COV hopes to build six kindergartens and outfit each with its own communal reverse osmosis water filter system to concurrently promote early education among the kindergarten-aged children and to provide a central location where residents of the village can access clean, contaminate-free water.