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The 14th Annual 
Sounds for Sigowet
Benefit Concert 
& Silent Auction

Live-streamed and in-person on

20 November 2022

 at 2:30 p.m.

 

 

Our annual benefit concert in support of orphans enrolled in the Sigowet School in Kenya will take place both in-person and online this year. 

If you wish to attend in person, you can purchase a ticket from the Parish Office during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) or by calling 847-1812 or 849-2414. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students). Income tax receipts will be issued for donation amounts over and above $20. 

Following the concert, you are invited to join us at the adjoining St. Paul's Hall for a dessert reception.  

 

Access to the live-stream is by donation (see link below). Once you've made a donation, you will be sent a link where you can access the stream and the program. If you're not able to watch it live, it will be available for replay for a week. 

We are grateful for your generosity which will allow us to continue our ministry of sponsoring orphans to attend secondary school in Eldoret, Kenya. Education has the power to change lives! 

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Danielle Sametz

Violin & Piano

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John Buckley

Cello

In 2003 the Rev. Samuel Githinji shared with St. Paul’s his dream to start a secondary school in the region of Kenya that he grew up in. He wanted to give the many, many needy young people (primarily girls and orphans of AIDS), regardless of tribe, the chance to change their lives through education.

With a waterless plot of land and one donated brick at a time, their community started to hope.  St. Paul’s and our community came on board with money raised to help.

In 2007 the school first opened with 4 students but, because of election riots, had to close. Since reopening in March 2009 it has an enrolment of 463 students with classrooms, a lab, dormitories for the girls, a dining hall/kitchen/assembly hall, a library (donated by the late Canon George Akerley in memory of his son, Bruce), water tanks, as well as a bored well shared by the local government!

It is now a well-established school and the biggest need from us is for sponsorships. There are still many, many deserving youngsters in need of help and Covid has also come into play. Of the graduating class, this year 20 students have been sponsored by the government to go on to university.

 

$500.00 will send a girl to school -board AND tuition-for a year!  

 

NO amount is too small-it all adds up!

We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors...

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