Thank you to Barb and DeVerne Kaiser (left photo) for raffling off an amazing gift basket. $800.00 was raised to go towards the Children's Center. It will make a big difference in reaching my goal. Thank you veeeery much! Congratulations to Paul Jacquart (photo on right), the lucky winner!
Logan attended the second annual Social Justice, End Poverty Day which enabled students from the South Shore Regional School Board to learn about poverty in their communities and beyond and share with fellow students.Read more here...
See a newspaper article that appears in the Halifax Chronicle Herald November 29th
Gabriel and Chloe Duguay present Logan 1600 pencils collected by the students at Redcliff Middle School, Truro for the children's centre. (June 21, 2010)
Gabriel Duguay presents Logan with a cheque of $220. from money he collected for the Children's Centre. (June 21, 2010)
When the container arrived in October 2009, the children in Sierra Leone called me from Mayagba, Sierra Leone to show their thanks for the arrival of the container!
Thanks to Martha Shephard-Duguay, Gabriel, Brie and the grade 6 class at Truro Elementary/Junior High School for painting the mural for the Children's Centre.
2nd Container arrived in Mayagba and was opened! Dr. Thomas Turay called and everything was in perfect order! I got to speak to the children and teachers. It was amazing as they were soooo exited and thankful! (container arrived November 11, 2009)
Thanks to everybody who helped with the container!
2nd container arrived in Freetown Saturday, October 24th!
As soon as the container arrives in Mayagba pictures will be posted.
Logan goes to Toronto to receive his Canadian Living me to we Award
On Monday October 5th, Logan, Mom Kathy and Dad Ian, will be in Toronto for Logan to receive his Canadian Living me to we Award, which will be shown live on the CTV television network. The presentation will take place roughly 10:10 to 10:25 AM Central Time at http://www.ctv.ca/weday
For more information about why he was chosen for the award click here
Fund Raiser September 25, 2009
Sierra Leonne - Canada Peace Movement invites you to a Fundraiser in support of the work of CD Peace. There will be food & refreshments, a cash bar, silent auction and raffle tickets. The event will be held at the Lord Nelson Hotel on South Park Street in Halifax on September 25th 7 -10 PM cost of Tickets $30.00 and Students $20.00 Performance by Ceecee Fied and the Maritime Centre for African Dance. Guest Speaker Logan MacGillivray Download the poster here. ( 7 MB Adobe PDF file)
September 11th, 2009 - Second Container Underway - Bedford Nova Scotia
There was a great turn out of support to help load our second container bound for Sierra Leone.
There were tons of desks, chairs, bookcases, blackboards, whiteboards, an upright piano, bikes, drums, musical instruments, PC, books and many many other items. See additional pictures from the event.
One of the best items to go in the second container is a complete solar panel system that will provide electricity to power a PC and provide light after dark. The donor, Wayne Groskzo of Halifax heard about our need and responded by assembling a complete system and delivering it to be loaded (at almost midnight) before the container was picked up on Friday morning. Wayne's amazing donation included;
- 64 Watt Unisolar solar panel.
- 12 volt, sealed deep-cycle battery, capacity of about 100 amp-hours.
- Xantrex C-40 charge controller - this prevents the panel from over-charging the battery
- 1000 watt inverter - this takes the 12 Volt DC (direct current) from the battery and
- converts it to 110 Volt AC to run the computer and light.
This system will run a computer and a light for approximately 4 hours per day. It is also possible to add up to 8 more panels of similar size to the same system, as well as expand the battery system. Wayne included with the inverter and charge controller enough wires to connect the pieces together, and labelled the wires with respect to what connects where along with an instruction manual for the charge controller.
We are really looking forward to hearing from Sierra Leone about the impact of this item at the school. Way to go Wayne and thank you sincerely.
BLACKS HARBOUR -New Brunswick
Grade 6 students at Blacks Harbour Elementary School learned something this week about helping their neighbours. Maybe the people living at the Salvation Army's men's shelter in the south end of Saint John learned something about young people in a Charlotte County coastal community, too. Early in October the students viewed the video "Listen to the Children - A Journey of Sharing" about a young boy, Logan MacGillivray. This inspired them to form a Legacy Committee to create a lasting memory before they move on to middle school in the fall.
The committee decided to raise funds for two projects: the Salvation Army shelter in Saint John and Project Love - sending school supplies to children in Tanzania.
The students raised $2,600 through the year with activities such as a rock-a-thon, selling tickets on a photograph and bicycle, selling "smencils-" pencils with a scent - and movie nights. They sent $150 to Project Love, and spent the remaining $2,450 on transient residents at the shelter in Saint John.
NEW GLASGOW –Sarah Regan - The News.
He's an award winning human rights activist; documentary filmmaker; a pretty good basketball player and an inspiration to everyone who has ever thought they were too young to make a difference. Logan MacGillivray has had many accomplishments in his 11 years of life and he's far from being finished. His most recent success came yesterday when he was awarded the 2008 Human Rights Award from the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.
Eleven-year-old human rights activist Logan MacGillivray gets a standing ovation from students after giving a presentation at New Glasgow Junior High. Sarah Regan - The News
"I'm just an ordinary kid," said MacGillivray, who spoke to students at New Glasgow Junior High School as part of the Celtic Family Henderson Paris United Nations Seminar Wednesday. "If you're an ordinary kid you can make a difference, too." MacGillivray is the creator of a documentary entitled Listen to the Children - A Journey of Sharing. It showcases his efforts to send a cargo container filled with school supplies to children living in Sierra Leone.
The Bedford native began approaching businesses and schools in his area, asking for help when he was 10. He raised the $9,000 needed to send the container to Africa and thousands of dollars worth of supplies to fill the container. The entire project took four months. His documentary was featured in the 2008 Atlantic Film Festival. "To tell you the truth, I never thought I would do something like this," he says. "But I realized the kids in Sierra Leone are the same as us. Why should they have so much less?"
MacGillivray says he would like to meet the people of Sierra Leone he has helped. He may get the chance to do just that this spring, when the second cargo container he's working to fill arrives. "I'm very proud of him," says Logan's mom, Kathy. "He surprised us all with his dedication to this project." MacGillivray says he will continue in his role as a human rights activist, helping the children of Sierra Leone. But his next goal is to become a professional basketball player, proving he's still a kid with big dreams.
Logan in the Boston Bruins dressing room in March 2009 . Zheno Chara (right) climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for improving lives in Africa and Andrew Ference (left) is active in supporting African communities.