Tonight-for-Tanzania 2017 fund-raiser supports children’s education

Adeline Mushi, centre, of Goats for Grannies project, leads the singing of iconic song Malaika

Adeline Mushi, centre, of Goats for Grannies project, leads the singing of iconic song Malaika with Juno-nominated artist Alysha Brilla, right. Photo copyright Black Ottawa Scene

Saturday 4 November

Some one hundred people were at the Chinese Alliance Church hall on Eccles Street to support the annual fund-raiser to fund scholarships for vulnerable children in Tanzania.  Its organiser, dynamo community leader and activist, Petronila Michaels, has made it her life mission to give back to those less fortunate, in her homeland of Tanzania. To this end, through the auspices of the Canadian World Education Foundation Tanzania (CWEFT),  each year, she assembles people of all races and ethnicity, ranging from ambassadors and community leaders to ordinary Canadians, to join her in improving the quality of life of these children through education. Last night’s event,organised with support from Somerset West Community Health Centre, was a great success, with some high level guests in attendance, including:

His Excellency John H. Lanyasuna, High Commissioner for Kenya; Her Excellency Florence Zano Chideya, High Commissioner for Zimbabwe; His Excellency Jack Mugendi Zoka, High Commissioner for Tanzania; Her Excellency Ms Sibongiseni Diamini-Mntambo, High Commissioner for South Africa; Her Excellency Margaret Kyogire, Deputy Head of Mission, Uganda High Commission; Dr. Leonard Chamuriho, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Transportation & Communications, Tanzania;  Dr. Richard Caron, Professor & Head of Mathematics, University of Windsor, and twice Juno-nominated singer/songwriter and philanthropist Alysha Brilla.


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