SATURDAY- 22nd SEPTEMBER 2018, Hardstrasse 14, 4127 Birsfelden 15h-20H
On Saturday 22nd September, the Basel-based association "Give A Chance! Give A Future! will open its first Head Office. From 15:00h-20:00h the doors at Hardstrasse 14 in Birsfelden will be open to everyone and, as you would expect from Give A Chance, the inauguration ceremony will be accompanied by music and dance. What began eight years ago with dance events in the streets of Basel has now developed into a success story with its own office and restaurant. With its new head office, the association confirms the important step from its student existence into the world of professionalism.
15:00 - 15:20 SHOW EMILIA ANASTAZJA (SET 1)
15:35 - 15:45 DANCE GROUP
15:45 - 16:00 OFFICE TOUR
16:00 - 16:15 SPEECH AND SHORT PRESENTATION
16:15 - 16:35 SHOW EMILIA ANASTAZJA (SET 2)
16:40 - 16:45 DANCE GROUP
16:45 - 17:00 OFFICE TOUR
17:00 - 17:30 SHOW PHILIPPE SANER
18:00 - 18:45 SHOW MG FLORENTINE
18:45 - 19:00 OFFICE TOUR
18:45 - 20:00 DJ DANILSON
From Street Dance promotions to your own office
The success story of a social student association
Founded in 2010 by Basel students, Give A Chance is committed to promoting youth culture and education in Switzerland and Cameroon. In recent years, the young organisation has developed enormously and, with the opening of the office, is now taking an important step towards professionalism. In the six years that the association has been active in Cameroon, two schools have already been completely renovated. The successes can be measured by the increase of the attendance time of the pupils from 50% to 98%, the increase of the percentage of the school graduations from 40% to 100% and by the general motivation increase with teachers and pupils. Through their presence on the ground and their years of involvement with Cameroonian cultures, building prices and materials, the students have been able to become experts in this field and build a platform to guarantee sustainable work. It must be emphasized that a basic prerequisite for the association to be committed to a school is the initiative of the parents' associations, the village communities and the support of the Cameroonian school authorities. By the constant contact and exchange with the different parties, the association was able to build up an important supporting network in Cameroon and thus aroused the attention and support of Cameroonian authorities and companies. The Swiss Ambassador Pietro Lazzeri also stands behind the projects of the Basel Association and praises the exemplary and sustainable work of Give A Chance. To ensure that school leavers do not fall into the trap of youth unemployment after completing their education, Give A Chance 2017, together with sponsors and supporters, launched a pilot project under the heading "Give A Future". With the opening of a Give A Chance restaurant in Kribi, 15 jobs and a training centre were created. The success of the restaurant laid the foundation for the "Give A Future" section, which focuses on creating training and jobs in Cameroon. The success in Cameroon also reflects the tireless commitment of the Give A Chance team in Switzerland, which not only brings young local talents to the stage by organising concerts and gala evenings, but also always collects donations for educational projects. In addition to promoting young talents, Give A Chance has for some years now also been working specifically to sensitize Swiss schoolchildren to the fact that, for example, everyday school life in Cameroon differs greatly from their own and supports the children in their own ideas of collecting donations for educational projects. Give A Chance will continue to develop in the future and fulfil its goal of giving more than 10,000 children in Cameroon access to adequate school infrastructure over the next few years. The new Give A Chance office also plays a decisive role in this, in order to be able to work sustainably and goal-oriented.