Video content in words: Amira is very exited that thanks to her donors her foundation is on track for next year’s plans (2023). A big playground in Hessie and a netball tournament for the schools that have Gelukskinders playgrounds. End result: €9065.
There was and still is a lot going on around Amira and her foundation, Gelukskinders. An update.
If you want to read all about the experiences of fans who were in South Africa around Amira’s 18th birthday, we refer you to this Facebook fan group: Amira Willighagen:Fans. It is the only Facebook fan group recognised by the family.
First let me say that I do not turn a blind eye to what else is going on in this world. My thoughts are with all the families whose next of kin is never to return home… And it doesn’t matter from which country you are. So sad… But also good to see so many people from all over the world reaching out to the refugees, either in goods or money.
The foundation Gelukskinders tries to make the lives of children in the townships of South Africa a bit more happier by giving them the ooportunity to play in actual playgrounds. Now added are sports equipment for the higher grade children including a tournament in netbal for the girls and soccer for the boys. The girls go first… as it should be… and we start with collecting for the township Hessie, the third big public playground. As both are rather expensive we hope we can finish these projects in two actions this year… The target: for this Easter action is €10.000,–.
Gifts for Amira The giftsforamira system has been closed. This gift system has been abolished at the order of the family for the time being, probably completely. How unfortunate.
Formerly the birthday promotion That will be an Easter promotion from now on. This starts in week 11 and ends on Saturday before Easter. This will be a fully Gelukskinders action. This also is a decision of the family.
The birthday concert “On My Own” Gelukskinders will also jump in again with the sale of tickets for those who really cannot order via Optog. It looks like these will be gift vouchers. With a gift voucher, you can decide for yourself when you want to enjoy the show. This time we have to offer them in the presale, starting in week 10. If you want to watch this concert on the 27th-28th-29th of March and you have to order via Gelukskinders, then we recommend you to order your voucher in the presale! In week 12, we are only sporadically on-line. More about this in week 10! The concert runs for multiple days. Do you happen to live in Pretoria or the surrounding area? Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this concert LIVE. Seats are limited! Order your tickets now! Before it’s too late! You can order here: Amira Willighagen with Richard Cock and orchestra – On My Own | Seatme.
There will be NO DVD of this production! However, a CD will be made.
The calendar of this website has already been updated. Performances in March in Cape Town and of course in Pretoria – Amira’s very own birthday concert. For the group of travellers, it is important to know that they do NOT have to buy a ticket for the concert. The tour guide takes care of that. For details please go to Calendar.
Amira has received several awards from Afrikaans is Groot.
From the report of Afrikaans is Groot:
Congratulations Amira on your AiG Awards!
Amira received one Gold Award, two Platinum Awards and two Diamond Awards.
Gold for the music video Voi Che Sapete. Platinum for the single O Mio Babbino Caro and the music video O sole Mio. Diamond for the music videos O Mio Babbino Caro and O Sole Mio live in a duet with Patrizio Buanne.
Which one of these songs is your favourite?
To receive a Golden AIG Award, the song or video must have been seen or heard more than 1.2 million times on Apple Music, Spotify and/or YouTube.
To receive a Platinum AIG Award, the song or video must have been streamed more than 2.4 million times on Apple Music, Spotify and/or YouTube.
To receive a Diamond AIG Award, the song or video must have been streamed more than 10 million times on Apple Music, Spotify and/or Youtube.
First, we still owe you the results of the last Christmas action. A success! Once again, you can look forward to a streaming concert. On view from the 27th of March, how coincidental, Amira’s 18th birthday. If you are in the vicinity of Pretoria, you can also attend this concert on the 20th of March at the Atterbury Theatre.
The proceeds for the Gelukskinders purposes were €6685 total. This has prompted Amira to give everyone who donated to the birthday concert or the Christmas promotion a free ticket. Further reports about the free tickets will follow later.
Now, the annual planning brought to you by Amira:
A very brief summary: Opening of playgrounds in the schools Keotsipile and Bokamosa, last week of February and the second week of March, as well as the creche in Sonderwater, Morswedi Wa Both Kres, at the end of March in the presence of a number of fans.
Planned actions to start around Easter: Project Hessie – a large public playground. Total costs €15,000, divided into two actions. Continuation of the netball project, kits with 5 professional balls per school plus preparations for a Gelukskinders tournament.