Touched by the pain of thirst endured by millions of children in Africa, Students Without Borders, a social club of Tamanawis Secondary School initiated a project to build a well in Kenya.
To reach their target of $ 5000 for the well, the students initiated a number of projects which included a fundraiser on Apr 8 at the Grand Taj Banquet Hall. The well attended program with over 200 guests watched a documentary showing the condition of children in poor countries and how a small contribution could change their lives. The event included a multicultural fashion show along with Kenyan and Ethiopian student dance performers.
Emily and Marina of Free The Children informed about the origin of their organization and how it has helped people all over the world. They supported the cause initiated by Students Without Borders and said that every penny collected will make a difference in the lives of the people of Kenya.
Dr Bikkar Lalli, UBC Convocation Senator touched on the issue of how millions of people in Africa were making less than a dollar a day whereas many people in advanced countries were making $10 a second. He emphasized on the need for higher education and philanthropy so that the discrepancy could be reduced. Sukhmeet Singh, Club President told that when he heard that there was a drought in Kenya, he talked about this issue with his teacher, Ms Mari Warrior and it was decided to raise money for building a well near a school in Kenya. The focus of Students Without Borders is to help eliminate many of the problems that are being faced in the world, he emphasized.