The 3rd Annual Art for Africa Fundraising Event on May 2 benefitting the Indigenous Education Founda
The Springbox Gallery hosts the 3rd Annual Art for Africa event to raise funds to support the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT), a nonprofit organization co-founded by Portland local, Ashley Holmer.
[USPRwire, Thu Apr 01 2010] The Springbox Gallery hosts the 3rd Annual Art for Africa event to raise funds to support the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT), a nonprofit organization co-founded by Portland local, Ashley Holmer.
Guests will be welcomed with live music, appetizers, wine, beer and refreshments as they browse through the artwork of Springbox artists, a silent auction, and handmade fair-trade Maasai jewelry and East African art and crafts. IEFTís co-founders will also give a presentation about Tanzania and Orkeeswa Secondary School. Funds raised will go toward the construction of the campus' first library and computer laboratory operated using solar energy!
WHEN: Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 4pm
WHERE: The Springbox Gallery, 2234 NW 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210
TICKETS: $15 in advance / $20 at the door
This event will support IEFTís mission to provide quality secondary education to indigenous children in rural Tanzania. IEFT empowers children to positively transform their own lives, improve their communities and break the cycle of extreme poverty, while preserving their culture and traditions.
Ashley Holmer co-founded IEFT with Peter Luis of Fresno, California in 2005 when they witnessed the limited educational opportunities faced by Tanzanian children. Inspired by the intense motivation of the students in and around Monduli District, Tanzania and the lack of secondary schools in the area, they embarked on a mission to create change. Alongside the villagers of Lashaine and the local government, IEFT built and opened Orkeeswa Secondary School, to provide quality education thatís affordable for families in rural Tanzania. Currently, the school educates 80 students each year and continues expanding the facilities to enroll 240 students each year after buildout is complete. Funds raised from this event will support ongoing school expansion and operations.
For more information about IEFT or to purchase tickets to attend Art for Africa, please visit www.ieftz.org.
About the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania
The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-collaborative organization that provides quality, affordable secondary education to under-served indigenous children in rural Tanzania. IEFT empowers children to positively transform their own lives, improve their communities and break the cycle of extreme poverty, while working to preserve their culture and traditions. Through the development of Orkeeswa Secondary School in Lashaine Village, IEFT provides secondary education to children who have no hope of continuing their education past primary school. The opportunity to receive further education is the key to escaping extreme poverty for students and their families. www.ieftz.org.
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