Are you ready to take your taste buds on a trip to Tanzania? Local nonprofit Girls Education Collaborative (GEC) is hosting their annual “Taste of Tanzania” fundraiser on Monday, May 13 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. All proceeds from the event go directly towards supporting the Kitenga School for Girls, which provides education to nearly 100 girls in rural Tanzania.
What to expect at the event:
Attendees are welcomed to try an authentic Tanzanian dinner, prepared by Chef Louise Sano. With plenty of options for adventurous eaters and vegetarian guests, some of the traditional dishes included are crispy vegetable samosas, chicken and rice and sweet mandazi donuts. Guests are also able to an enjoy an open bar including beer and wine presented by Try-It Distributing.
Dinner will be followed by Buffalo’s most unique silent auction which will feature a diverse collection of authentic African goods, including handmade jewelry, quilts inspired by Kitenga and the opportunity to win a free dinner for 10 prepared by Chef Louise.
“Participating in the Taste of Tanzania means that you’re involved in a movement that allows girls around the world to realize their fullest potential through the transformative power of education,” stated Anne Wadsworth, Executive Director of GEC. “The funds raised at this event will bring nearly 100 girls on campus the chance to change their future, the future of their families and the future of our shared world.”
Tickets are $50 for general admission and $30 for guests under 30. Tickets to this year’s Taste of Tanzania
can be purchased at www.girlseducationcollaborative.org.
About the Girls Education Collaborative
Girls Education Collaborative (GEC) is a US-based 501(c) 3 non-profit that supports and promotes the efforts of local change-makers working to create gender equity in their communities through the power of quality, holistic educational opportunities for girls. We partner deeply with locally-driven initiatives where girls education is at the core. GEC believes that education is at the center, but not alone, in creating more positive futures for the world’s girls living in poverty. Therefore, in addition to quality education, we advocate for integrated and holistic ‘wrap-around’ efforts so that a girl can more fully prepare to meet both her present and future needs.