New Day Member Meeting – January 26, 2016

On 26 January 2016, New Day held a member meeting in Hong Kong.  Chris and Liza Green along with Dan Chavasse gave an update on our membership, current financial situation, proposed funding for 2016 and developments at each of our supported projects:

  • Over HK$4,650,000 (US$600K) granted to date.
  • New day membership remains stable with 53 member contributions and monthly income of HK$39,116 per month.
  • Healthy cash balance going into 2016, thanks in large part to HK$674,308 raised in the October 2015 Lantau Challenge – all of these funds are earmarked to support the Matara Girls’ Home over the coming years.
  • Continued funding for our 3 anchor projects:  LOVEQTRA in Qinghai, China (scholarships and support for 14 girls studying at the Xining Arts School); APLE in Cambodia (funding for their Court Support program) and Matara Girls’ Home in Sri Lanka (running costs, capital expenses and education program for the 29 resident girls).
  • Excess funding capacity can be allocated to supplement funding for these 3 projects or could fund a new member-sponsored project.
  • You can view the presentation in full here: New Day Meet January 2016.  Below some photos from the New Day Lantau Challenge, October 31, 2015.

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New Day Meeting – March 18, 2014

On March 18, 2014 New Day held a member’s meeting at the Linklaters office in Hong Kong.  Thank you, Linklaters, for your ongoing support of New Day. It was good to see many new faces attending the meeting and we have had a number of new members joining since then.  Chris and Liza Green gave an overview of New Day and what we have achieved as a group over the past 7 years – including sharing the encouraging statistic that we have donated over US$450,000 since our founding to over 14 projects in China, Hong Kong, Laos, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Nepal.

We were also fortunate to welcome Dan Tagliere from the Children’s Surgical Center (CSC) in Phnom Penh to our meeting.  Dan gave a presentation on the recent successes of CSC’s Cambodian Acid Survivor’s Charity (CASC) that New Day funded in 2009 and 2012.

You can view the evening’s presentation here: New Day Meet March 2014

New Day Member Meeting – October 8, 2013

On October 8 New Day held a Members’ Meeting at Grappas in Hong Kong.  Liza Green gave an update on New Day finances and projects and member Catherine Copping spoke about her experiences on the March 2013 New Day trip to visit New Day partner Sharana in Pondicherry, India.

We were also delighted to be joined by Kylie Uebergang and Melanie Alexander from our new Hong Kong partner Pathfinders.  Kylie gave an overview of Pathfinders and explained the work they are doing to help pregnant migrant women in the city find a way out of difficult and at times critical situations.

You can read the evening’s presentation here: New Day Oct 2013 Meeting Presentation (website)

Member Meeting – November 26, 2012

On November 26, 2012 we held a meeting for our members at Grappas Cellar in Hong Kong.  After a brief project and financial update we were delighted to introduce speakers from two of our Cambodia projects: Ziad Samman from the Cambodian Acid Survivors’ Charity (CASC) and Seila Samleang from Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE).

Ziad and Seila spoke about the work their organisations are involved in, the challenges they face and the many women and children they are helping every day.  You can read their presentations here: CASC presentation for New Day(26 Nov) and APLE Presentation for New Day 26.11.2012.

New Day member Rohan Kalbag also spoke about his visit to the Shakti Samuha project in Pokhara, Nepal, with his wife Shannon Rogers.  Everyone enjoyed hearing about their experiences and seeing photos from their visit.

You can read the New Day project and financial update here: New Day November 26, 2012 Meeting Presentation.

 

Members meeting, June 2012

On June 11 we held a meeting for our members in Hong Kong.  There were presentations and talks by Liza Green, Shannon Rogers, Georgie Inglis and Paola de Antonellis.  We were also grateful to have a guest speaker from CWS Nepal, Zein Williams, talk to us about her recent trip to our Nepal project Shakti Samuha. You can download the presentation on our projects and financial projections here:

New Day June 2012 Meeting Presentation(np)

New Day member’s Meeting – January 10, 2012.

Chris Green presenting at the meeting.

 

New Day held a Member’s Meeting at Grappa’s in Hong Kong on January 10, 2012. You can view an edited version of the evening’s presentation here: New Day January 2012 Meeting Presentation.  We approved funding for a new project in Nepal, Shakti Samuha, led by New Day member Danny den Hartog.  Our funding of Daughters of Cambodia, Kalki, Children’s Surgical Centre and LOVEQTRA continues into 2012.  At the meeting we learned about the New Day visit to Phnom Penh in November 2011 and we enjoyed a video from the founders of LOVEQTRA and a media presentation illustrating our involvement in the Kalki project by New Day member Raf Sanchez.

New Day holds a Member meeting on 1st of June 2010!

New Day held a meeting for members and their guests at Grappas in Jardine House on the 1st of June.  Chris Green, Liza Green and Kim Cheung gave members a breakdown of New Day finances, events and projects and Kylie Macintosh spoke about her site visit to the Kampong Cham project in Cambodia in May.  You can have a look here at the evening’s presentations:

Members meeting 1st of June 2010

Happy New Year !

Dear New Day and Friends

We held a successful meeting for our members and interested parties in Hong Kong on the 13th of October 2009.  Thank you to all those who attended!

Below is a brief update on our membership, current and pending projects and future plans:

Membership

– Current monthly income:  $27,300
– Current monthly contributions: 41
– We have added 8 new monthly contributions and lost 4 since our last meeting in March 2009

Please talk to your friends about New Day and the projects we are involved in.  We really appreciate your help in growing our membership.  Attached is a short outline on what New Day is that you can circulate to interested parties along with the HSBC Standing Instruction form.

Audit

Our audit has been completed and our Annual Company Report was filed in August.  Thank you to Alex Cheung helping us with this process once again.

Project Overview

Chris Green has made a short ‘imovie’ of the last two-and-a-half years of New Day.  As we have to protect the identity of some of the girls in our projects this movie is password protected and for our members and friends only.  You can view it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcrbQF1cK58

username: cgreen0966
password: emmaruby

2009 Projects

KALKI Night Shelter – Pondicherry, India
$153,750 (March 2009)
(corporate funding partner: Linklaters law firm)
The KALKI Night Shelter has been set up and currently provides accommodation for around 35 girls aged 5-16 who live on the streets, have been pimped, abandoned or abused.  This Night Shelter has been fully operational since April of this year.  Chris and Liza Green visited KALKI in September.  For details of this visit along with recent photographs and updates please have a look at http://newdayasia.org/category/2009-projects/kalki-night-shelter-india/

Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity (CASC) – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
$51,500 (April 2009)
CASC is the only shelter and advocate for victims of acid burns in Cambodia.  New Days’ grant is being used to fund their annual budget for a prevention campaign, advocacy and legal assistance for victims.  For details of this project please have a look at http://newdayasia.org/category/2009-projects/cambodian-acid-survivors-charitycasc/

AFESIP Kampong Cham Shelter Construction – Kampong Cham, Cambodia
$195,000 (corporate funding partner: Norton Rose law firm)
Kampong Cham is a long-term rehabilitation facility for trafficking victims on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.  AFESIP is now constructing a three storey building that will house an office, clinic, counseling room, training rooms and a weaving centre.  A ground-breaking ceremony on Monday the 12th of October marked the start of this construction project which will last for 160 days.  For updated details and photos of the ground-breaking ceremony please have a look at http://newdayasia.org/category/2009-projects/afesip-kampong-cham-center/

NYOF Indentured Daughters Program – Dang District, Nepal
$83,000
The Nepalese Youth Opportunities Federation (NYOF) is an NGO operating in Nepal that seeks to transform the lives of impoverished Nepalese children.  Amongst their many focus areas, NYOF runs an Indentured Daughters Program that seeks to prevent the selling of daughters by their parents into a life of indentured labour through the funding of education programs and the provision of replacement income for their families.  On the 12th of October 2009 New  Day funded an intensive awareness program and vocational training program in the Bardiya District that seeks to assist in eradicating this practice and turning the community away from the custom of trading their daughters labour for money.  For more details on this project please visit have a look at http://newdayasia.org/2009/06/18/nyof-indentured-girls-program-nepal/

Matara Girls Orphanage – Galle, Sri Lanka
$39,000
The Matara Girls Orphanage was founded in 1961 by members of the local community and provides shelter, food, clothing and loving care to up to 50 girls.  Matara is currently in need of funds to provide tutoring to its residents who are preparing for their O levels along with funds for additional classes in computers, painting, cooking, sewing, music and drama.  For more details on this project please have a look at http://newdayasia.org/2009/06/17/matara-girls-orphanage-galle-sri-lanka/

Site visits 2009

Chris and Liza Green visited KALKI in September.
Jonathan Back will be visiting Matara in October.

Projects pipeline

Please talk to us about any projects you are committed to that you would like New Day to consider funding in the future.

Corporate Sponsors

Please let us know if we can present New Day to your company’s community investment committees for project sponsorship.

Next Member meeting

The next meeting will take place in the first quarter of 2010.  See you then!

All the best
Liza
On behalf of the Working Committee

www.newdayasia.org
(Liza Mobile) 852 9191 2710
New Day is a non-profit, charitable foundation that focuses on donating resources to projects in Asia that assist women and girls in crisis.

Dear Members, Donors, Partners and Interested Parties

It is time for an update on New Day before we all scatter for the summer!

The New Day Working Committee met on the 8th of June to plan for the remainder of 2009.  The minutes of all the Working Committee Meetings are posted in the Members Only section of the Projects and Meetings drop down menu on the New Day website.

Below is a brief update on our finances, current and pending projects and future plans:

Finances

– Current monthly income:  $24,650
– Current bank balance:  $345,000
– Pledged funds (AFESIP):  $195,000
– Current available funds:  $150,000
– Projected income for remainder of 2009 (members contributions)  $148,000
– Total available for 2009:  $300,000

Audit

Our accountants have just completed our annual audit of accounts.  Once this has been submitted to the Company Registrar we will post the accounts onto the website.

2009 Projects

We have approved our 11th project since our launch!  Have a look at our project list here http://newdayasia.org/our-projects/

Funded Projects

KALKI Night Shelter – Pondicherry, India
$153,750 (March 2009)
(corporate funding partner: Linklaters law firm)
The KALKI Night Shelter has been set up and currently provides accommodation for around 35 girls aged 5-16 who live on the streets, have been pimped, abandoned or abused.  This Night Shelter has been fully operational since April of this year.  For details of this project along with recent photographs and updates please have a look at http://newdayasia.org/category/2009-projects/kalki-night-shelter-india/

Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity (CASC) – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
$51,500 (April 2009)
CASC is the only shelter and advocate for victims of acid burns in Cambodia.  New Days’ grant is being used to fund their annual budget for a prevention campaign, advocacy and legal assistance for victims.  For details of this project please have a look at http://newdayasia.org/category/2009-projects/cambodian-acid-survivors-charitycasc/

Approved Projects (Pending funding)

AFESIP Kampong Cham Shelter Construction – Kampong Cham, Cambodia
$195,000 (corporate funding partner: Norton Rose law firm)
Kampong Cham is a long-term rehabilitation facility for trafficking victims on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.  New Day will contribute towards the funding for a new building that will house a clinic, counseling room, office and training rooms.   As the construction project is a co-funding project with two other NGO’s there has been a delay in the start of the construction.  AFESIP has now confirmed that they have confirmation of the funds from all the donors and that construction will now start at the end of June 2009.  AFESIP has also managed to raise additional funds and will now be constructing a three storey building instead of a single storey one so as to keep land available on their compound for new accommodation for more girls in need.  The building will house an office, clinic, counseling room, training rooms and a weaving centre.  Once we receive the exact start date from the contractors we will disburse the New Day funds to AFESIP.  For updated details of this project please have a look at http://newdayasia.org/category/2009-projects/afesip-kampong-cham-center/

KALKI Training Program – Pondicherry, India
$101,400
KALKI  has finalised plans to set-up and run a comprehensive training program involving both educational support for girls currently attending school as well as vocational training and job placement.  The program will be run out of the Night Shelter premises which New Day funded in March 2009.  For more details on this project you can download the Training Proposal and funding request at http://newdayasia.org/category/2009-projects/kalki-night-shelter-india/

NYOF Indentured Daughters Program – Dang District, Nepal
$83,000
The Nepalese Youth Opportunities Federation (NYOF) is an NGO operating in Nepal that seeks to transform the lives of impoverished Nepalese children.  Amongst their many focus areas, NYOF runs an Indentured Daughters Program that seeks to prevent the selling of daughters by their parents into a life of indentured labour through the funding of education programs and the provision of replacement income for their families.  New  Day will be supporting an intensive awareness program in the Dang District that seeks to assist in eradicating this practice and turning the community away from the custom of trading their daughters labour for money.  For more details on this project please visit have a look at http://newdayasia.org/2009/06/18/nyof-indentured-girls-program-nepal/

Matara Girls Orphanage – Galle, Sri Lanka
$39,000
The Matara Girls Orphanage was founded in 1961 by members of the local community and provides shelter, food, clothing and loving care to up to 50 girls.  Matara is currently in need of funds to provide tutoring to its residents who are preparing for their O levels along with funds for additional classes in computers, painting, cooking, sewing, music and drama.  They are also requesting funds for a dining room extension that will allow all the girls to eat their meals together in a big enough room.  New Day will work with Matara to determine the most pressing need for the funding and confirm a final budget in the second half of 2009.  For more details on this project please have a look at http://newdayasia.org/2009/06/17/matara-girls-orphanage-galle-sri-lanka/

Site visits 2009

New Day members will be visiting our projects in India, Cambodia and Sri Lanka this year.  Please let us know if you would be able to visit any other projects (or the same ones) and we can arrange a constructive meeting with the targeted charity.

Projects pipeline

Please talk to us about any projects you are committed to that you would like New Day to consider funding in the future.

Corporate Sponsors

Please let us know if we can present New Day to your company’s community investment committees for project sponsorship.

Members

We want to thank all our members and donors for their generosity and commitment to New Day.  As you can see there are so many worthwhile projects to support and collectively we can make a difference to many girls and women in the region.  We are committed to growing New Day into an even more impactful donor circle and we hope that you will introduce your friends to the New Day concept.  We would be happy to present New Day at any gathering of interested parties.

Please forward this email to anyone you think will be interested in supporting our work and introduce them to our website so that they can learn more about us.  Attached is the HSBC bank form for new members to fill out if they wish to join.  They can simply post it to the bank once it is completed (the address is on the top left hand corner).  Please remind them to fill their name in the debtor’s reference field so we know where the donation is coming from!

Next Member meeting

The next meeting and project presentation will be on the 13th of October.  Please mark your calendars!

Until then, have a fabulous summer!

Liza
On behalf of the Working Committee

Dear New Day Members,

A happy New Year to all of you and a big thank you for your support in 2008 and onwards into 2009!

We are planning a meeting in early February after Chinese New Year to update you on our current projects and present new projects for us to consider in 2009. I will email you with the exact date and venue later this month.

Debra Tan has been working to revitalise our website and re-create our logo and branding. We should have the website ready in February and all our project reports and photographs will be uploaded providing easy access for all of you. We are very excited about having a better media profile and providing better access to information for our members. We are hoping that this will be a useful tool to direct more people to New Day and the issues we are trying to impact.

Kim Cheung and I had a very successful and moving trip to Phnom Penh in December to visit the Somaly Mam Foundation and the AFESIP girls’ shelter in Kampong Cham Province that we are funding. We have many photographs and stories to share with you at our meeting. We both left feeling confident that these two projects are very worthwhile and well-run and that our New Day funding will have a great impact on their work.

We have had meetings with the Asia Foundation both in Cambodia and Hong Kong and will be presenting some projects from them for our consideration at the next meeting. We are also busy with some corporate fundraising to beef up our contributions to projects in 2009.

I am including a link to a recent New York Times article by Nicholas D. Kristof on modern day slavery:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/opinion/04kristof.html?_r=2&hp

He profiles a young girl called Pros who escaped from slavery in a Phnom Penh brothel and found shelter and care with the Somaly Mam Foundation. Her story is a tragic one but she is now safe and can hope for a brighter future. New Day funded all the equipment and furnishings of Voices for Change, the Somaly Mam victims’ unit headed by Sina Vann(also mentioned in the article). Kim and I met with Pros and Sina and other Somaly Mam Foundation staff including Somaly Mam during our December visit. They are doing a wonderful job in very difficult circumstances and it is good that we have all been able to help them with our grant.

Thank you again for all your support.

Liza Green

Open Invitation from the New Day Foundation

Please join us for an evening of learning more about New Day – who we are, what we do and how we do it…

We will discuss our 2008 projects in China , Nepal and Cambodia . New Day members, please bring ideas for any projects you would like New Day to support in 2009.

Whether you are a member of New Day or interested in joining we’d love to have you come along!

Date: Thursday the 16th of October 2008
Time: 7-9pm
Place: Peel Bar – corner of Peel and Elgin streets, SOHO (above Wildfire)
RSVP: Please! Kym Toller at j7k8toller@netvigator.com by 9th of October

New Day members please let either Kym Toller or Liza Green know the names of the guests you will be bringing !