A special event is approaching and it will be made possible despite COVID-19 restrictions. It is called the RAGweek, which is an annual event to engage in unusual activities with the goal of raising money for charity. The RAGweek association organizes this week and contacts all associations in Nijmegen to participate and finds sponsors. They choose one national and one international charity every year. This year’s RAGweek takes place from the 9th till the 15th of April.
This year the national charity that they chose was “Stichting De Hond Kan De Was Doen” which is an organization that raises funds for people in desperate need of a guide dog. Since the education for these dogs is often expensive it is sometimes impossible for a person in need to benefit from an assistance dog. This organization helps patients to find a dog, educate them both on how to work with each other and improve the quality of life for the patient.
The international charity for this year is “Right To Play” which is a global organization that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. They help 1.9 million children each WEEK to stay in school and out of work and stay safe from exploitation and abuse. They do all of this by advocating the right to play, explore, learn, etc. for children in 15 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America.
Since we think it is very important to sometimes contribute to charity, the Activity Committee of Dondrite has organized some events to make that happen. The idea is that these events are all in a way challenges where you can win something if you participate well. You can contribute in several different ways and remember that every little cent can already make a difference. We have the following challenges:
- Photography Challenge (8th of April at 20h): we will organize a small photography workshop explaining some tips and tricks to capture a beautiful shot. You will then get a week to shoot the best pictures. There will be a prize, but more details about that will follow later!
- POSTPONED due to the bad weather, but will still be organised for RAGweek when the weather gets better!
Hike for Hops (10th of April at 14h): for a relaxing Saturday afternoon we will provide you with a tour through Nijmegen. You will be paired up (or you can also sign up in pairs) to walk past all stations. At every station you get a beer and participate in a challenge. At the end the winners of the challenge receive a special prize!
- Auction (13th of April at 20h): to end the week we will organize an online auction on Discord. You can join to sell or buy all kinds of things (please do sign up if you want to sell something). You can get very creative with this: from clothes you do no wear anymore to a walk or a meal, anything can be sold. We already have some very interesting items, so keep an eye open for them!
We are very excited about all the events and really hope to see you all there! If you are also interested in the other event organized for RAGweek, check out their website here.
– The Activity Committee