ACCOMPLISHMENTS & GROWTH
CEF continues funding of Peer Tutoring Program and supporting the community in Sierra Leone.
Students are offered scholarships in junior high and a technical school in Guatemala. A preschool structure is built and CEF provides the teacher. A textile project is started for the women in the community.
In Ethiopia, CEF funds a new project to foster food security. CEF also provides funds for two new schools one in Ethiopia and one in Sierra Leone.
CEF continues to support Twitti School in Zambia.
CEF adds social media as part of its community outreach.
CEF holds its Fifth Annual Solstice Shoot.
CEF projects have now extended to six countries: Guatemala, South Africa, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, India and Zambia.
Scholarships for Diversicado students from the community of Bella Vista in Guatemala are funded.
CEF partners with Friends of Zambia to fund a three-room block at the Twitti School.
CEF funds programs to support the clean up after a major tropical storm in Guatemala as well as tools for entrepreneurs, a rabbit husbandry project and a fruit tree project.
CEF funds INTECAP scholarships for students in the San Marcos District of Guatemala.
A three-room school is built in the community of Loma Linda, Guatemala.
A CEF project provides textbooks to students in Sierra Leone as well as a Peer Tutoring programme where older students are trained to teach the primary students phonics and other methods to improve reading skills. The older students’ time earns them the funds necessary to continue their education.
Communities in India and Sierra Leone are supported through donations to Free the Children.
A School Garden Project is funded in South Africa.
The Parent Participation Preschool Project is started. The planning of a sustainability project in Agro Forestry begins.
Compassionate Eye Foundation (CEF) is awarded charitable status.
CEF provides funds for the Young People Accepting Responsibility Project, educating over 500 rural teenagers.
A clean water project is completed in Nueva Chicajalaj, Guatemala.
A pre and post-natal project is funded in the Comitancillo area.
CEF provides funds for an arts projects at Fezeka School in Guguletu, Cape Town, South Africa in dance and photography.
CEF starts a relationship with the Canadian Hunger Foundation in Bati, Ethiopia, and Free the Children in Sierra Leone.
January - The Scholarship Program is initiated for students who want to continue their middle school education (Grades 6, 7 and 9). The first of annual donations to the Women's Groups in the Comitancillo area is made.
January - The first CEF images are uploaded on the Getty Images website. Please check here to see the number of images that have been uploaded as of today.
February - The first two CEF images from the 2006 Solstice Shoot are sold. This marks the beginning of royalty generation from the imagery produced at the Summer Solstice Shoot to fund CEF projects.
October - Four volunteers attend the Grade 6 graduation of two more students. During this time, meetings are held at the school to determine which new projects would best serve the community. Two new school sites in nearby communities are assessed.
November - A playground area with basketball hoops and soccer nets is built.
March - Compassionate Eye Foundation (CEF) becomes an official society under the B.C. Society Act.
March - A $10,000 donation allows for the purchase of building materials and covers the costs for a classroom in Tuixoquel, Guatemala.
May - Volunteers from the community and a contractor begin construction of the school classroom.
June 21 - The first annual Summer Solstice Shoot is held. Eleven photographers and their crews donate their time, talent and resulting images to the CEF/Getty Images stock contract. This is an annual event that continues to involve more photographers and their crews from locations around the world.
October - Five members of CEF attend the official opening of the school in Tuixoquel. The first ever Grade 6 graduates receive their diplomas.
March - Robert Kent first visits Guatemala to assess how Compassionate Eye Foundation (CEF) could contribute to this region. An alliance is formed with Alianza, a non-profit organization in Nanaimo, British Columbia.