Education for Somalian Girls and Boys Fund is holding a fundraiser in Red Deer on May 11. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer fundraiser to help educate Somali orphans on May 11

The Mother’s Day event is for all ages

Funds will be raised to help educate orphaned children in Somalia through a family-fun fundraiser.

The Education for Somalian Girls and Boys Fund is presenting a Mother’s Day event for all ages from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pioneer Lodge on Saturday, May 11.

There will be activities for children and grown-ups, including face painting and henna tattoos.

Light refreshments and hot chocolate will be served and baked goods will be sold. An Ethiopian coffee ceremony will be performed, and the first edition of the magazine, To Somali Girls and Boys with Love, will be launched.

Since many children in Somalia, whose parents were killed in the civil war, live on less than a dollar a day, this benefit will help rebuild a country by creating a better future for its young people.

”We strongly believe education is the key to unlocking opportunity for the children in Somalia and with your generosity today, you will be helping us move one step closer towards reaching our goal,” stated the charity’s president Zainab Mohamed.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 to 17. Younger children get in for free. Please contact (403) 550-4057 for more information, or visit www.educationforsomalia.org.

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