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Renowned Syrian artist Mohamad Ghanoum held his first exhibition in Luxembourg at the Cercle Munster from 19 April to 2 May 2016. The father of a Syrian asylum seeker in Luxembourg, he is has held numerous exhibitions not only in the Middle East, but also worldwide. He has received prestigious awards and recognition as one of the best Arabic calligraphers. His works are displayed in mus [ ... ]Read more
Lions Club Erasmus charity tin collections fund children's playground
Generous donors helped to raise 6,500 euros for needy children in Luxembourg through the Coins for Kids tins.
The Lions Club Erasmus has been running the Coins for Kids programme in Luxembourg since 2001. Its iconic tins, which are located in shops around the capital and suburbs, encouraged people to dig deep and raise a massive 6,500 euros for a children's playground at the Foyer Paula Bové women's refuge.
The money provides a third of the costs involved with renovating the play area, which is managed by the Fondation Maison de la Porte Ouverte. It also ensures that the facilities meet the latest safety standards.
Lions Club Erasmus president Petra Berndt threw the support of the voluntary group behind the shelter when she heard about the difficult conditions and work carried out there.
“We immediately agreed: Here we want to help!”, she said, adding: “We are very happy to support the Foundation with this targeted donation to renovate the children’s playground.”
Since the Coins for Kids campaign was launched 11 years ago, it has helped generate more than 120,000 euros in donations, which has been divided between local and overseas children's projects.
Chrëscht mam Sahel project in Burkino Faso
M. Mathieu and Mme Fisch visited the club to present Chrëscht mam Sahel (CmS), a Luxembourg ONG which has been working in Burkina Faso since the 1980s. It was here that a home was built in 1999 for unmarried mothers who are often homeless or have been thrown out by their families because they don't want to marry.