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Voluntary :: Water Well in Africa #wells4our3winners

Triangle : 04-15-2015

As you know, water is essential to life. And yet, according to the National Academy of Sciences, over 1 billion people around the world do not have access to clean water. Divan Center is hoping to change that for the residents of a town in Kenya where hundreds of families are living without this very basic need.

Our latest fundraising initiative, in partnership with Embrace Relief--a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief around the world--will help build several wells in Kenya, benefiting hundreds of families across the region.

We also would like to honor the victims of the Chapel Hill shootings through this project. The first water well that will be built will be named in memory of Deah, Yusor and Razan to make their legacy permanent and to show that people of North Carolina work together to spread peace in the world.

Help us bring this essential basic human need to the people of Kenya and honor Our Three Winners. Give as little or as much as you can, every dollar counts in the goal to make safe drinking water a reality in this region. There are many ways to donate!

Click here where you can donate directly to our website. You may also go directly to the Embrace Relief website where our project is listed under "NORTH CAROLINA." You can also stop by our center during regular business hours to make a donation in person by check, cash or credit card.

Unable to give money but would still like to help? We are always looking for volunteers to help us get the word out about our initiatives. Please share our donation link on your social media pages to give your friends and family an opportunity to learn about how they can participate in this worthy cause!

For more information on Embrace Relief, or to see how your money will be used to directly benefit those in most need of safe, clean drinking water, click here.


Media :: Documentary Screening - Love is a Verb at UNC

Triangle : 04-07-2015

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Media :: Turkish Film Screening 'The White Angel'

Triangle : 03-28-2015

Divan Center hosted a Turkish movie screening: The White Angel (Original Name: Beyaz Melek) on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

This debut film written and directed by musician Mahsun Kırmızıgul is a touching drama about 'old age' and the varying social experiences of aging individuals in Istanbul and Southeast Turkey. The journey made by Mala Ahmet, his sons Reşat and Ali, and a motley group of nursing home residents becomes a journey into the heart of the country and its people.

Celebration :: Nowruz Celebration

Triangle : 03-21-2015

Nowruz was celebrated on March 21st, 2015 at Divan Center. A PowerPoint presentation explaining the history of Nowruz was given. There was also a brief mention on the main traditional meals. Guests from across the triangle attended and enjoyed the celebration with delicious food.