Join past interns, the fundraising team, faculty, staff and students in extending a warm Western Heads East welcome to the Ambassadors of Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Zambia who will be in attendance for the evening. Important stakeholders from Western will also be attending, such as Dr. Amit Chakma.
The Great Hall at The University of Western Ontario will be transformed into a lively East African market with stalls where interns will provide poster programs of their experiences. There will be food and wine pairings, busker entertainment, multi-media presentations, and much more. We will be featuring a silent auction of hand-carved crafts made by Tanzanian and Kenyan crafters, and paintings from local London artists.
Western Heads East, first established in East Africa in 2004, is a unique collaboration between The University of Western Ontario, governmental and non-governmental organizations in Tanzania, Kenya, and more recently, Rwanda. Documented evidence shows that the probiotic yoghurt has health benefits, especially for people with compromised immune systems and suffering from under-nutrition. This simple, life saving technology has formed the core of women-led social businesses in Africa, with a goal to make this probiotic yoghurt accessible and affordable to all community members. So far, 34 Western students and 10 staff members have visited and spent time with the women's groups, government agencies, and institutions of higher learning in these three countries, and these have become our firm partners in the transfer of technology, research and service learning.
We ask that you set aside Thursday, March 25 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm to experience this unique East African marketplace in the Great Hall, and give your support to Western Heads East. Tickets are $50 per person, $25 for students. Wine and traditional food will be served.
Invite any of your friends, family or colleagues who may be interested! This is a fabulous opportunity to learn more about Western Heads East and to become involved. Please visit our website at www.westernheadseast.ca , or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at email@example.com for more information!