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What’s On This December 2018

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05 December 2018

Post No. 68




The Week’s Contents


• December 2018 Programme: What’s On

• Festive Guide

• Climate Protection and Stake for African Children – Phase 2 with Katowice Implements Paris


… and much, much more!


Key Messages from this Week’s Contents


~ December 2018 Programme: What’s on

The initiatives inserted in the above image of December 2018 planner including those listed below are the ones that would make Festive Months and the Season of Light at CENFACS.  

They are seasonally blended projects aiming at providing helpful and smart reliefs during the Festive time and beyond.   They are a stunning selection of poverty-relieving contents designed to help not only to reduce poverty but also to help create a new life in the New Year.

This is a list of selected December 2018 initiatives – Season’s Reliefs:

  • Festive Income Builder, Booster & Calculator: Festive Work
  • Community Value Chains: CENFACS as a Community of Skilled People
  • Volunteering in a New Climate Economy
  • Thanking 2018 Year Makers & Enablers
  • Climate Protection and Stake for African Children – Phase2: Katowice Implements Paris
  • Gifts of Peace (Edition 2018/2019)
  • Run, Vote & Play for Poverty Relief and Development (Action-Results 2018)

The above mentioned projects would make the first part of Season’s Reliefs as being announced above.  Some of them intertwine between our monthly and seasonal development calendars.  All will depend whether one is reading our development calendar on a monthly or seasonal basis.

To support and or enquire about Season’s Reliefs, please contact CENFACS.


~ CENFACS Festive Guide

CENFACS Guide for Festive Season is made of the following contents: festive services, gifts of peace and the theme of season’s reliefs.

For further details about the Festive Guide, read under the Main Developments section of this post.


~ Climate Protection and Stake for African Children (CPSAC) – Phase 2 with Katowice Implements Paris

Our environmental season continues this week with our last climate campaign of the year 2018, which is on Climate Protection and Stake for African Children (Phase 2) with Katowice Implements Paris (KIP) as a working theme for this year. 

CPSAC – P.2 continues with our follow up of the climate change talks which started on 2 December 2018 under the sponsorship of United Nations and scheduled to end on 14 December 2018 in Katowice in Poland.  At this United Nations Climate Change Conference COP24 in Katowice (Poland), governments are set to agree the implementation guidelines of the Paris Climate Agreement.

The central goal of the Paris Climate Agreement is “keeping global average temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius”.

CENFACS’ key demand to these global climate talks remains the same, which is: Implementation of climate protection and stake for African children; the African Children being a sample of our working climate model.  This demand is undertaking through the follow up of global climate talks like the ongoing climate talks (COP24) in progress in Poland.

We shall let you know the outcomes of this follow up.


Extra Messages


Festive SHOPPING and DONATIONS at http://cenfacs.org.uk/shop/

Every occasion or every season is an opportunity to do something against poverty and hardships.  The festive season, which is a great time to share precious moments with your love ones, is also a period to spread a little extra happiness to those who do not have. 

You can give your unwanted and unneeded goods to CENFACS’ Charity e-Store, the shop built to help relieve poverty.  You can buy second hand goods and bargain priced new items and much more. 

CENFACS’ Charity e-Store needs your support for Festive SHOPPING and DONATIONS.

You can do something different this Festive Season by SHOPPING or DONATING GOODS at CENFACS Charity e-Store. 

You can DONATE or SHOP or do both:

√ DONATE unwanted GOODS and PRODUCTS to CENFACS Charity e-Store during the festive period 2018

√ SHOP at CENFACS Charity e-Store to support good and deserving causes of poverty relief during the festive period

Your SHOPPING and or GOODS DONATIONS will help to the Upkeep of the Nature and to reduce poverty.



Main Developments from the Week’s Contents


• • CENFACS Festive Guide


Festive Services

These services are made of two types of projects:

Regular or ongoing projects, which are continuous, even during the festive period.  The project CPSAC – P.2 is one of them.

Projects for the festive occasion only; projects which are specially designed for that occasion.   The project Community Value Chains is one of them.

Both types of projects are included in our December 2018 programme and planned to be delivered over the month of December 2018.

Gifts of Peace

These are CENFACS Wintry Gift Appeal initiative to support people living in poverty in Africa.  CENFACS’ Winter Gift of Peace to Africa is festive life-sustaining support that helps reduce poverty and bring sustainable peace.   It is a Festive giving to acknowledge and do something about poverty over the Festive period, which is also an occasion to trans-give and think of those who are not as fortunate as others, those who don’t have peace because of poverty, particularly in the developing regions of the world like Africa. 

For more information about this Wintry appeal, contact CENFACS.  

Season’s Relief Theme

The theme for Season’s Reliefs which would carry us throughout the entire festive period is Peace. The Festive Season, which is part of the worldwide celebration, kicks off in December for CENFACS and ends by the 31st of January in the New Year.

During the Festive Season, we normally start the Season of Light.  The Season of Light is one of the four seasons of CENFACS Development Calendar.  It is the Winter season which goes on until March and is featured by Light Projects or Light Appeals.


• • What the Month December is about at CENFACS


December is a month of Income Generation, Record Tracking and Winter Lights at CENFACS.

December as Income Generation Month

December is the Income Generation month according to CENFACS‘ monthly development calendar and planner.  It is the month during which we advocate and provide tips, hints and other types of advisory support on how to generate additional income to cover shortage in regular income, by using other avenues within the boundaries of the law in order to enable multi-dimensional income poor children, young people and families (C, YP & Fs) to exercise their basic human right to celebrate the end of the year in their own way.  

Income poverty is one of the dominant features that characterize and number some of the world’s C, YP and Fs as poor or not.  One can imagine what life looks like when you are below the poverty line (that is an income below a minimal standard).  It is even a painful and unbelievable situation that at the time of Festive Celebrations to mark the end of the year, tons of food and kiloliters of drink will be wasted and ended in bins in some of the most affluent places and households of the world while millions of C, YP & Fs in some of the deprived parts of the world will go hungry to bed in Festive nights, let alone without any celebrations once in a year life time. 

So, supporting multi-dimensional poor C, YP & Fs to explore ways of generating, building and boosting their incomes to exercise their human right to a decent end-of-year celebration is not only a one-off or seasonal business to make ends meet; but can also become an additional way of building and developing income capacity to reduce and end income poverty.  They are poor not only because of lack of income but also due to their failing capacities to generate enough income to cover their needs.  

As part of festive support, our Edition 2018 Festive Extra Income Builder, Booster and Calculator is available for those who need it.  We launched this resource earlier in Autumn than we usually do.  We did it to enable those in need of the resource to get the tips and hints they need to early start exploring ways of boosting their income. 

This year, this resource focuses on Festive Work as other vehicle to raise some basic income to overcome income poverty over the festive period and beyond.

December as Record Tracking Month

December is also the time of record tracking on our all year round projects, particularly

  • CENFACS Poverty Relief League (The African Nations Poverty Relief League)
  • Run to Reduce Poverty in Africa in 2018
  • Vote your African Poverty Relief Manager of the Year 2018

We expect those who took part and or organised activities on our behalf about these projects to come forward, report and share with us their actions, results and experiences. 

December as the start of Winter Lights Season


As said above in our Festive Guide, December is finally the month we start CENFACS Winter Lights Season, the first season of our development seasonal calendar.  The Season of Light, which kicks off around Mid-December, includes the Gifts of Peace.  Each year, we produce an edition of the Gifts of Peace that makes up our final fundraising campaign and last humanitarian appeal of the year.

Peace is the festive theme we choose at CENFACS to spread the joy of Season’s Reliefs to those in need.  We try to help their wishes of relief become true with the Gifts of Peace, by putting a smile on their face with relief notes. 

To support the Edition 2018/2019 of Gifts of Peace, please contact CENFACS.

As part of the Season of Light is the CENFACS Community Value Chains celebration.  This celebration generally closes our seasons at the end of the year and concludes our yearly development calendar and planner, while marking the end of civil year at CENFACS

It is an end-of-year eventful project enabling us to look upon us again as a community of shared vision, values and beliefs which connect us as human chains with a purpose of reducing and ending poverty amongst us, and of enhancing sustainable development as well.  This year we shall focus on ourselves as a Community of Skilled People.

To carry the CENFACS Community into the New Year, our discussion on Sustainable Volunteering is scheduled to take place from 05 December 2018 to 05 January 2019.  The discussion theme for this year is Volunteering in a New Climate Economy

To take the other two domains (International and Fund) of CENFACS into 2019 and engage with stakeholders, we shall develop projects with circular economy-based contents.

For any enquiries or to support CENFACS in the month of December 2018 and in the New Year, contact CENFACS.

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Thank you as well to those who made or make comments about our weekly posts.

We look forward to receiving your regular visits and continuing support throughout 2018.

With many thanks


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