Ladies and Gentlemen,
We have a very interesting show scheduled for Saturday, July 13. There will be two speakers talking about their endeavors in Africa and Pakistan, both of which are devoted to building schools for children and women so that may be able to alleviate a life of extreme poverty, ill health, and illiteracy. Please join us to see and here what it’s like to be doing good on the other side of “our world”
Twesigye Jackson is from Uganda and President of THE NYAKA AIDS ORPHAN PROJECT, (NAOP). NAOP takes a unique holistic human rights based approach to education. It not only uses their schools for education, but also as medical clinics, serving healthy meals, clean water, grief counseling, and perhaps most importantly – love and care. These schools are free to attend and children are guaranteed an education through high school as long as they continue to pass exams. They also serve over 6,000 grandmothers (grannies) and over 34,000 grandchildren. Many of these children have lost their own parents to wars and disease. “We use this approach not to help everyone as that would be impossible but, so it can be replicated in other villages, countries, and continents.”
Silby Stainton runs THE MARSHALL DIRECT FUND.It was named in honor of the Marshall Plan set up after World War II to help those in need. It was created in Carbondale in 2007 and now is based in Basalt. This fund invests in children so they can attend school. It also provides young women an education and vocational training for things like running a beauty salon, creating clothing and accessories, to providing dried fruit for sale. The Fund invests in people, not construction. They rent buildings as most new construction used for schools will most likely be converted for other uses, a lot of them barns. By supporting people in need of education and economic opportunities will allow them to choose peace and prosperity over violence and despair.
All shows at Thunder River Theater, 7:30pm
Tickets are $20 and on sale now. Mouse over to the “Buy Now” button on your left.
Thank you all for your support
|The Roaring Fork Cultural Council hosts a series of events every year that features prominent experts on cultural, political and ecological issues. Our intention is to provide valuable and affordable opportunities that enrich and benefit the lives of all in the Roaring Fork Valley.|
|A Few of Our Past Prominent Speakers:|
The main purpose and mission of the council’s events is to make an affordable, lovely opportunity for all the people in the Roaring Fork Valley. I hope it will last into the future, long after I’m gone, to enrich and benefit our lives – Jim Calaway