SINGER/SONGWRITERS NEEDED FOR FUNDRAISER
CONTACT: (Karien de Waal / 845 667 9638 / email@example.com)
I WANT TO HOLD A FUNDRAISER SHOW - And am looking for singer/songwriters who would like to particpate in such an event - it would be a suggested donation of $5-$10 for the show. I am still to secure a venue, but wanted to know if anyone would be willing to perform for a GREAT cause!!! First week of November probably.
The organization is called TOSTAN. Check out Tostan.org, and this little video to understand what it's about - in a nutshell, it's a 30 month program in which the participating village receives all-round education and microfinance, health and human rights training. The main outcome, besides literacy and micro finance, is that over 5,000 villages that have participated in t he program have stopped performing Female Genital Cutting (FGC) and forced/child marraige in the villages. This is a remarkable breakthrough through education, as these practices have been going on for 2000 years or more. It costs $12.000 to fund the entire 30-month program. That's less than one semester at school - to CHANGE peoples lives totally :)
Let me know, thanks!