SLU Funk Band
Omicron Delta Kappa is presenting a SLU Funk benefit concert Thursday night, November 14th from 8:00-11:00PM in Eben Holden to help raise money for the Red Rose School in Nairobi, Kenya. All are welcome to come to the event as it is open and free to the student body and general public. We will have a suggested, but not mandatory entry donation. Cookies and water will be provided and we will be accepting cash and CWA donations.
Red Rose School was founded by the Children of Kibera Foundation (CoKF), a nonprofit 501 (c3) organization developed by SLU alumnus, Kenneth Okoth ’01, that sponsors and supports the education of orphans and vulnerable children. The primary school is located in a division of Nairobi called Kibera, which is the largest slum in Africa and one of the largest in the world. Kibera suffers from an endless cycle of poverty, disease, and social alienation. Although expensive and rare, the only way out of the slum is through education. By giving to CoKF and the Red Rose School, you will be giving students hope for a brighter future by supporting their education and indirectly encouraging them to stay in school and realize their potential as educated, upstanding citizens, and future leaders of their community, the nation, and world.
Originally, all money raised was going to be sent with the Laurentian Singers to present to Mr. Okoth (a former Laurentian Singer!) and his school during their 2014 tour to Kenya. Though the trip has since been cancelled, the event is still on and all proceeds with therefore go directly to the school.
To find out more about CoKF and the Red Rose School visit http://www.childrenofkibera.org/