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Kamloops group fundraising for Ebola prevention

Fundraising from the event will go towards fixing this dilapidated schoolhouse.
Image Credit: Developing World Connections Facebook Page

KAMLOOPS – Members of the group Developing World Connections cannot return to Sierra Leone to finish constructing a school for local children because of the threat of the Ebola epidemic.

Over 3,000 cases of Ebola have been reported in Sierra Leone. One thousand have died from the virus.

Now the group is fundraising to hire local workers and buy building materials through a partnership with We Yone Child Foundation.

To learn more about Ebola and the project, Kamloops residents are welcome to attend the event “A Thousand Steps for Change” held by Developing World Connections on Oct. 28. The event at St. Andrews on the Square will start at 7 p.m.

Photography of the local Sierra Leone people will be available for sale. All proceeds from the event will go towards the foundation’s efforts to provide education to children and help prevent the spread of Ebola.

Admission to the event is by donation. There will be free appetizers and desserts with drinks available for purchase.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724

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