10 Apr A Small Act at the Manx Museum
The One World Centre & Friends of Pestalozzi IoM invite you to a screening of A Small Act on Wednesday 13th April at the Manx Museum. The film tells the story of Chris Mburu, a young Kenyan whose life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Chris is now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations. Inspired by the generosity of the stranger that changed his life he starts a scholarship program of his own and names it after his former benefactor. The top students in Mukubu primary school are in the exact same situation as Chris once was. They are bright, but can’t afford to pay school fees. With the creation of Chris’ fund, these students have new hope.
This screening is part of a nationwide Ambassadors event, showing the film in small communities around the British Isles before it goes on general release in cinemas.
Tickets are available online at http://goodwithfilm.com/screenings, and cost £5 with all proceeds going towards Friends of Pestalozzi Isle of Man.
Doors will open at 6:45 and the film will start at 7pm, for further information please contact Katie@owciom.org or call 800464.
How many times have you handed spare change to a total stranger? Or donated something toward a cause thousands of miles away? We never know which of our small actions make an impact. But what if one small act can change a life? What if that person goes on to change another life?
Notes: Pestalozzi is an educational charity which takes students aged 16 to 19 from developing countries that are disadvantaged economically and politically to study the International Baccalaureate (IB) course at Hastings College for two years. The emphasis is on recruiting more girls who would otherwise be denied an education. With an IB students can apply for full scholarship at any university worldwide to do a degree relevant to the needs of their country including medicine, engineering and economics giving them the skills they need to return home and make a difference.