AAU is thrilled to be a part of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations worldwide to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity.

Never heard of #GivingTuesday before? It all started in 2012 with a simple idea – to act as a counterweight to the consumerism encouraged by Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), #GivingTuesday kicks off the giving season.

This year, we have partnered with Centrum Narovinu in the following events:

What: Photo exhibitionMy world: everyday joys by the eyes of the Kenyan children
When: from November 20th
Where: Main hall
Description: Photographs were taken by the eighth grade pupils of the elementary school „Island of Hope Humanist School“ at the community center Island of Hope in Kenya at the turn of January and February 2016. The result is a unique collection of photographs that explain the life on Rusinga Island through the eyes of the children.

What: Fair Trade Market of Center Narovinu – Kenyan gifts with a story
When: November 27th from 11:00 to 15:00
Where: Main hall
Description: African handmade soapstone products, jewellery, T-shirts, bags, as well as delicious fresh coffee beans and tea (tasting included!). You will find all of that and more in the Kenyan Fair Trade shop! More info about the shop here.

What: Buy pastries in Café des Taxis for Giving Tuesday!
When: November 27th from 11:00 to 15:00
Where: Café des Taxis
Description: We all love the scrumptious cookies, muffins, and brownies served up daily at Café des Taxis. On Giving Tuesday, you can get a pastry of your choice for doing a good deed! Buy one of CDT’s tantalizing treats and perform a charitable act while enjoying the perfect sweet taste. What could be better?


You may find more info about this year´s Giving Tuesday here.