Help a Refugee Family by Attending the African Fundraising Concert

The SFU Dzaleka Project works to help better the lives of refugees living in the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi, Africa.  Since being founded in September 2008, this organization has worked to help get people out of these camps and provide them with the means necessary to live a better life.  If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out this organization, now is the perfect time.

On Saturday August 14, this non-profit organization is holding a fundraising concert in order to raise money to sponsor a nine member refugee family to Canada.  This event will include all sorts of fun activities such as traditional African dance, music and a fashion show; there will also be delicious food from Africa, India and North America.  In addition, prizes will be given out through the live auction.  You will also have the opportunity to hear the first-hand story of the keynote speaker Floribert Kamabu, who once lived in a refugee camp and now works to help support various humanitarian efforts.

If you would like to be a part of this wonderful event as a volunteer, send an e-mail to info@dzaleka.org for more information.  Even if you can’t volunteer, be sure to check out this event as a guest because there will be plenty of interesting things for everyone.

Tickets for this event are $15, and you can purchase them by calling 604-728-5313 or sending an e-mail to info@dzaleka.org.  Once again, this fundraiser is taking place on August 14, from 6pm to 10pm at the Russian Hall on Campbell Street in Vancouver.  Be sure to come out and support this amazing cause.  And remember, if you would like to be more involved with this organization, volunteer positions are still available for the executive team.

By Jaishree Narsih