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NS Gambia Association Annual Fundraiser Lunch & Concert

Where: McInnes Room, Dalhousie Student Union Building, Halifax

For more info and to purchase tickets visit: www.tinyurl.com/NSGAlunch

Starting at 12:30 pm, the Lunch Concert will feature a fantastic meal with Gambian specialties, a musical performance by rising local star Maura Whitman, a Lifetime Support Award for the students of Halifax West's World Involvement Committee, and a silent auction. It promises to be a great afternoon!

Please support our event with a donation of a service, product, or gift certificate (with a minimum value of $25.00). We are a registered charity and can provide a tax receipt for donations of items (exclusive of gift cards and services). For more information contact Kathy Lea at 902-832-5026 or kathylea@ns.sympatico.ca.

The Nova Scotia-Gambia Association (NSGA) is hosting a Lunch Concert this year to raise funds to support its work in The Gambia. Since 1985, the NSGA has worked with Gambians to build healthy communities in The Gambia. Through education and health promotion initiatives, NSGA staff and volunteers have become a major force in West Africa by teaching students and youth to use drama, video, and public engagement to educate their classmates and communities on important health topics.

The NSGA has been a pioneer in training adolescents to be peer educators around issues of physical and sexual health, and has a demonstrated ability to reach rural communities throughout The Gambia. In view of that, last fall, UNICEF asked the NSGA to lead a project to eliminate the widespread practice of female genital mutilation (FGM or female circumcision) in The Gambia.

We have been thrilled and honoured by this grant. And while the NSGA is the regular recipient of funding to tackle specific issues like this, we still very much need your help.