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All inclusive: lustrum UG, 5-15 June 2019

Lustrum: All inclusive Science programme Conference: “Growing together: Celebrating diversity and fostering inclusion”

Pre-conference event: Charity Pop Up Café

Charity Pop Up Café
Charity Pop Up Café

On Wednesday June 5th, between 13.00 and 17.00 there will be a Charity Pop Up Café in the garden of University College Groningen (Hoendiepskade 23/24).

Madison (9), whose mom works at UCG, wanted to organize a Café for ‘a good cause’, ‘something with water’. So she joined forces with a few of her friends, and student association Civitas who support the NGO JUST A DROP.

There will be multiple cakes, cream cakes, muffins and cookies including some that are mindful of food allergies. A few of the baked goods are:

  • Streuselkuchen (spelt),
  • Schokotorte,
  • Lemon Cake,
  • Dark brownies with Daim,
  • New York Cheese cake (lactose-free and gluten-free),
  • Red Velvet Cupcakes,
  • Apple Cake (wholewheat),
  • Blueberry Muffins (gluten-free), etc.

As part of this special event, there will be a Meet&Greet with Gambian Human Rights defender Madi, who was also Groningen’s first Shelter City guest.

Madi has over 20 years of experience in media and development work in Gambia. He has worked with various public and civil society institutions on a wide range of human rights issues. He is also the coordinator of a voluntary human rights organisation which aims to provide legal aid services, thus promoting access to justice and empowering citizens. Besides the protection and promotion of human rights, Madi has been involved in social work as a volunteer with several youth and women’s rights organisations.

JUST A DROP supports marginalised people across the world through community-led development, rather than aid. All of their safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects are community-owned, sustainable, and monitored for a minimum of 7 years after completion. This ensures they make a real, transformative impact to the lives of communities for decades to come.

JUST A DROP projects have so far benefitted 1.5 million people in 32 countries.

Last modified:03 June 2019 4.41 p.m.
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