Event to raise funds for Women and Youth Centre in Nigeria

The sweet sounds of piano playing and tasty desserts are on the docket for a special fundraiser in Lethbridge on November 19 at St. Augustine’s Church Hall. Organizers of the event are hoping to raise funds for the development of a Women and Youth Centre in the village of Ogan, Nigeria. This project is being completed through the Christian organization, Bridges of Hope.

Organizers say their goal is to create a centre that offers after school programming, recreation and community resources for women and youth who are in need. The goal is to raise close to $130,000 to construct the centre. If you donate you have a chance to become a part of the history of the building as well.

“The plan has been marked into squares. And a square will be $1,000, which can be paid up progressively or paid up at the event, or you can even get multiple squares. And your name will be inscribed on the display charts at the Women and Youth Centere when it is completed, so that they may know who helped to build this house,” says the coordinator for the Women and Youth Centre, Fola Soboyejo.

Back in 2020 a school that was in disrepair was reconstructed in Ogan, Nigeria and officials say it now houses over 400 students.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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