Saturday, November 12
Rev. Joseph Kiirya of the River Jordan Ministries continued his magnanimous community spirit by hosting the Tonight-for-Tanzania fund -raiser at his church on Bentley Avenue. The Tanzania Chapter of the Canadian World Education Foundation (CWEF Tanzania) was the beneficiary of this annual event that provides scholarships and support for disadvantaged children in East Africa. It was a delightful evening of African food, music, dance and culture for the over two hundred people in the racially diverse and multicultural audience. Event hostess Petronilla Michael, with co-organizer Anna Agnieszka, had assembled a great team of dedicated volunteers including Muhuji Mshana, Fatuma Mohamed and the East African Student Association, pulling off an amazing and successful event, and raising over $4,000 for the charitable organisation. The High Commissioner of the Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency, Jack Mugendi Zoka was one of the distinguished guests in attendance.
About Canadian World Education Foundation (CWEF) Tanzania Children’s Education Program
We are a registered charity run by volunteers. Our program provide educational opportunities for children faced with hardships such as orphanage, forced marriage and extreme poverty. Currently, CWEF Tanzania sponsors 55 students – 29 in primary school, 15 in secondary school; 3 in High School, 6 in Vocational Training Centres, and 2 at University (1 in Medical school and 1 pursuing a Bachelor of Education).Three students have successfully graduated their programs – 2 in Nursing and 1 from Teacher’s College. Graduates from our program are making meaningful contribution in their own community. We still have many candidates on our waiting list and your support will be a turning point in their lives. We provide our students with school fees, supplies such as uniform, studying materials and medical care support. Any contribution goes a long way!
WAYS TO DONATE (You will get a tax receipt for any donation over $20).
Online: Go to http://cwef.ca/site/tanzania/donate-2/
By Cheque: CWEF Tanzania c/o Wendy Caron
3661 Charlevoix Ave
Windsor ON N9E 3B4
ABOUT CWEF TANZANIA
To learn about CWEF TZ visit our website: www.cwef.ca/site/Tanzania
Visit our Facebook page: CWEF Tanzania
Photo credit: Rev. Joseph Kiirya