You are invited to a concert with a purpose this Sunday, September 13. Donations of school supplies are sought for girls from the Center for Protection for Girls in Fez - many of whom will be attending school for the first time this year
Donations are needed in the form of new school supplies to fill around 24 school bags. Your donation will grant you entrance to the concert.
Ali Gala, from the ALC-ALIF Community Service Club, which is organising the drive for the school supplies, says, "We mainly need pens (red, blue, black + green), pencils, coloured pencils, erasers, sharpeners, scissors, rulers, copybooks, and pencil cases."
Former resident of the Center for Protection of Girls, Hadja Tahini, says, "This is the first time many of the girls from the Center will be going to school, and there is only enough money to pay for them to attend - not for the things they will need. These girls have so little, compared to most people, and having new school supplies will mean a lot to them. Their education, and how they get on at school, is very important. The girls will need to leave the Center at 18 years old, and they won't be able to do much in future without an education."
If you aren't able to attend the concert, but would still like to donate, please see Ali Gala at the ALC Computer Lab. If you call him, he will be able to tell you what is most needed.
The Concert for School Supplies is on at Sunday, September 13 at 17.00 at the ALIF Riad. Your donation will grant you entrance.
To donate to the drive for school supplies, contact Ali Gala from the American Language Center and Arabic Language Institute on 0667741520.