Donations The annual costs of running the Urafiki Health Centre, and other projects, is approximately $65,000 CDN per year. The money is raised through fundraising and donations.
If you would like to help make a difference to our friends in Igoma, please print the following donation form, complete your contact information and forward it, with your cheque, to the address shown on the form; or you can make a donation through Canada Helps.
SIP also accepts items for its Gala Dinner and Silent Auction, which takes place in October each year. If you would like to contribute items for the silent auction please contact us. On behalf of the residents of Igoma, THANK YOU for making a difference in their lives!
Scholarships – Peter Neufeld Scholarship Fund In memory of Peter Neufeld, co-founder of SIP, who believed in developing long-term and sustainable solutions through education.
SIP is pleased to offer vocational assistance to young adult residents of Igoma. Training, held at the Vocational Education Training Academy (VETA), is offered in variety of trades including masonry, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, motor mechanics, computer literacy and food services. The cost for a two-semester course, including meals, board, uniform, footwear, and tool kit upon graduation is $400 CDN.
SIP also offers scholarships to Igomans for medical asssitance training/upgrading for nurses aids, lab technicians and midwives. The costs for the courses vary from $500 – $1000 CDN.
Each scholarship recipient must provide volunteer time for SIP projects as part of their scholarship agreement. SIP has initiated a secondary school assistance program, providing funds for deserving students to attend. Each student will be supported up to a maximum of four years. The cost to support a secondary student is $400 – $550 CDN per year.
If you would like to send a hopeful Igoman to secondary school, vocational or medical training so they can make a difference in their community, please print the following donation form, complete your contact information and forward it, with a cheque, to the address shown on the form; or you can make a donation through Canada Helps.
Please be sure to indicate on the form that the funds are to be used for scholarships. Cheques should be made payable to the “Stouffville Igoma Partnership”. To see our scholarship recipients, and read their words of thanks, click here. On behalf of the residents of Igoma, THANK YOU for making a difference in their lives!
SIP organizes various fundraising events that Stouffville and other residents have participated in, including gala dinners, concerts and barn raising/garage building.
If you would like to contribute items for the silent auction please contact us.
Local schools, students, residents and local businesses have taken initiative to help raise funds for SIP. Fundraising efforts by our friends have included making and selling bracelets, gathering school supplies and collecting money in donation boxes. If you would like to hold a fundraising event to help our friends in Igoma, please contact us.
Volunteer SIP’s executive and members are volunteers. And SIP always welcomes new volunteers to attend meetings, share ideas, help raise funds and assist with planning events.
If you would like to volunteer with SIP, please contact us.