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January 30th, 2009

Charity fund

Last Tuesday I went to the company office to receive the cheque that I earned for CCF's Bushblok project. There was much rejoicing for the three 'winners': Net4Kids with their projects for African and Indian children to receive basic and advanced education, AVI-foundation with their project building elementary schools in Gambia, and then me.

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From left to right: Simone Eckhardt (president of the dutch SPOTS foundation), me, Michel Koning (CEO of Valori).

I raised 7282 Euro for Bushblok and 11 of my 25 working days in Namibia will be 'sponsored' (so it costs me less vacation-days). And thanks to the donation, the production of the bloks can be doubled!

Creation vs. Evolution.

Today's WTF, courtesy of ... The Netherlands!

EMMEN - All Dutch people will receive a brochure in the mail at the end of february, that wants to put the evolution theory up for discussion. Conservative Christian organisations that believe that God created the world in six days are responsible for the text. 6.6 million copies of the brochure will be printed over the next month. The coördinator of the campaign, also chairman of the Bible & Education Society says that the evolution theory is a faith and just as impossible to prove as the Creation theory.

Followers of the evolution theory have already designed a mailbox sticker that will hopefully prevent them from getting the brochure in the mail. The first batch of the sticker with the text "YES evolution, NO creation" has already sold out. Christian organisations are working on their own sticker with the exact opposite text.

A total of 30 organisations support the Creational Action Committee that was founded for the campaign. They will finance the event that will cost around 250.000 Euro (US$ 320.000). "Our goal is to put a discussion in motion. On many schools the evolution theory is seen as absolute truth. There may be some attention to Creation but teachers say that the theory isn't true. Plus there's no questions on Creation in any exam. We believe that children have a right to hear both sides."

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  • 19 Apr 2013, 08:42
    Ooo, somehow I had missed this post (my fault for not checking LJ often anymore LOL)

    Great summary, it made me feel all happy and excited as well! :D I'll so have to do that one day heheh. Must be…
  • 17 Apr 2013, 14:58
    Respect hoor, echt super! (Misschien is de nacht van de vluchteling iets voor je?)

    Grappig - ik had geen idee dat er ook whatsappende studentjes meededen, alleen serieuze renners.
  • 6 Jun 2012, 22:11
    Best of luck with that. But best to man up and do it that risk losing more eyesight later. :/

    If you wanna go for a drink after that, lemme know.
  • 4 Jun 2012, 19:30
    I hear ya! The reason why I haven't even considered getting laser surgery to correct my eyesight is that the thought of having someone messing with my eyes and me not being completely knocked out…
  • 4 Jun 2012, 12:11
    It is a routine operation, but yeah, I understand the anxiety.
    The idea of people fucking around with my eyes, rgrjhrhajanklxk..
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