Students of the Kitsilano We Club recently hosted a fundraiser called 'The Songs for Sierra Leone' and raised $1400 towards their goal of building a classroom in Sierra Leone.
The event was a huge success, with a bake sale and a silent auction, but the highlight was various musical performances from young local artists and bands, including Funk Schwey, Thoughtwatch, Tessa Mouzourakis, Alyssa Baker, Grace Mcrae, and Crazy Humans on The Bus - many of whom are Kits Secondary students and graduates.
So far the club has raised $4,000 out of their $10,000 goal. The students will be continuing to fundraise throughout this school year, and are planning to raise the remaining monies through various fundraisers and awareness campaigns. However, they recognize that they can't achieve their goal all on their own.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Over a decade since the 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone, the country is still deeply fractured by the after effects of the war. The majority of infrastructures, including schools, were destroyed during the violence. Free the Children, the organization the Kitsilano We Club is working with, helps implement sustainable projects, such as the construction of classrooms, to help provide access to resources that were eradicated by the war. The club is working towards our $10,000 goal of building a classroom in Sierra Leone.
CLICK HERE to check out the Kitsilano We Club's online fundraising page.
To view a video about the fundraising project CLICK HERE