DO SOMETHING AMAZING!
Heurelho Gomes joined young students from the St Francis de Sales RC Junior School in the Spurs Learning Zone at White Hart Lane on Monday to launch an online link with the SOS Children's Village in Rustenburg, South Africa.
The Spurs' shot stopper worked alongside students in writing blogs and messages for orphans in Rustenburg as part of the Club's relationship with the South African village. The software will be used to provide direct communication between students using the Spurs Learning Zone, students in the SOS Children's Village in Rustenburg, and also members of the First Team.
Heurelho Gomes, the Club's ambassador to SOS Children, said: "The Club has a longstanding relationship with the SOS Children's Village in Rustenburg, and although the village is on the other side of the world it's fantastic that we can now communicate and send messages. The Foundation visit the SOS Village in Rustenburg each year with young people from the local community and now those relationships can continue when they return."
The Spurs Learning Zone, which is managed by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, is the Club's computer suite located at White Hart Lane that provides computing facilities for young people in the local community.
SOS Children has been the Club's global charity partner since 2007 and the Club has helped fund and construct the charity's orphan village in Rustenburg including the development of the Tottenham Hotspur House.
The 'Spurs House', which is uniquely funded by monies received from player's fines, now provides orphaned children in Rustenburg with a family they can call their own.
SOS Children is asking people of all ages to do something amazing during World Orphan Week and help give orphaned and abandoned children a family for life.
Tottenham Hotspur's entire First Team and management have backed the campaign and each has signed up to sponsor an orphan in one of three countries - Haiti, South Africa and China.
Haiti, South Africa and China are three areas with specific relevance to Spurs. The Club has had a long-term relationship with SOS Children in South Africa having built an orphan house in Rustenburg. During the Club's pre-season tour to China, ahead of the 2009/10 season, members of the first team visited orphans at a newly opened village in Beijing. And with so many of SOS Children's resources being channelled to Haiti there's an increasing and pressing need to support the charity's efforts in the country.
There are 145 million orphaned children in the world. 100 million more have been abandoned to live on the streets. SOS Children is the world's largest orphan charity and provides a family for life for children who have lost their parents through war, famine, disease, natural disaster and poverty.
Over 78,000 orphaned and abandoned children are cared for by SOS mothers in clusters of family homes in more than 500 Children's Villages in 124 countries worldwide.
You can help by visiting www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk - CLICK HERE - to support World Orphan Week, make a donation or even sponsoring a child. No deductions are made from the sponsors' payments for administration and 100% of your donation will go towards helping the child.