Since the start of this year local resident Brenda Managh with family and friends have been raising money to help the Umoja Operation Compassion Society develop a school in Uganda.
On July 23 Managh will be hosting a house concert night of music and fun at her home to aid in the project.
“They created a school and are now seeking funds to complete the school to grade seven and offer a small health clinic and dormitory for the students who have to stay at the school full time,” Managh said.
After taking some time to look and learn more about the project she decided to try and raise $5,000 for the project. Through different fundraising the group has raised $3,000 so far.
Fundraisers to date have included: dinner parties, card parties, a walk-a-thon (by me), spare change collection, private donations, Field Elementary School skipping ropes donation, and this music event.
“Health and education for all children of the world is vitally important,” Managh said
The concert will be held on July 23 starting at 7 p.m. at 1795 Highway 95 South. The event is by donation and is called “Friends for Friends”.
“We are calling it that because it has a little twist in that we have local people who are coming to jam. We also have a friend of our family who will be coming to perform.”
Also on that night both Amos Kambere and Mrs Edith Kambere, who are The Umoja Operation Compassion Society will be coming to thank those people who have helped them.
The Umoja Operation Compassion Society is organized to help New African Immigrants and other ethnic groups integrate well in Canadian communities as well as helping improve the quality of life in Africa.
Along with the help of partners and individual donors they now have work in three African countries.