Buffalonians are not only doing great things in Buffalo, they are doing incredible things around the world. For example, Buffalo-based Girls Education Collaborative recently opened The Kitenga School for Girls in Tanzania. This is an incredible feat that was made possible via funding that came mostly from girls education advocates in Western New York. The directive has allowed for the building of the school, along with the paving a road that leads to the school. Moving forward, there is a push to raise additional funds that would see a classroom wing built that would bring the school’s total enrollment from 59 to 80 students
By obtaining an education, they acquire the tools they need to achieve the potential they deserve. Because they are in a boarding school, they are safe from the region’s cultural traditions of female genital mutilation and being sold into marriage.
On Tuesday, May 2, from 6pm to 8:30pm, Buffalo-based Girls Education Collaborative will be celebrating the opening of the school, while raising money for the additional wing at the same time. The community is invited to take part in the affair, which will include beer, wine, and authentic African food cooked by Louise Sano (board member) and her friends and family. A number of local businesses are also participating, including Zandra Beauty, Blue Table Chocolates and Global Villages. Partial proceeds from the event will go towards The Whole Girl Fund, which aims to raise money for:
- Medical Care
- Nutritious Diets
- Academic Enrichment Programs
- Library shelves, overflowing with books!
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about this selfless program that has already made incredible strides towards affecting positive change for a number of Tanzanian female youth. Come learn more about the project, eat some yummy African food, and meet people in Buffalo who are working on transformational projects.
Taste of Tanzania 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
6pm to 8:30pm
St John Ukrainian Catholic Church
3275 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217
Child (under age 10) – $10
Student – $15
Adult – $25
Patron (‘Friend of GEC’) – $50