Fundraising continues for famine relief

Sandra Boahene and Lydia Taiba Appoh

The Ghanamma Cultural Troupe performed three numbers at the Band Aide concert for East African famine relief. The dancers are, from left, Sandra Boahene, a third-year Accounting student, and Lydia Taiba Appoh, a first-year biochemistry student.

Fundraising for East African famine relief continued today with a noon-hour concert in the Sean O’ Sullivan Theatre.

Students and faculty took the stage for Band Aide, a show that raised money for the joint Brock/Niagara College campaign called “East African Famine — Feed a Mouth, Save a Life — Niagara Responds.”

The Ghanamma Cultural Troupe, comprised of Brock students, performed a trio of dance numbers. Other performances included:

  • Karin Di Bella, associate professor of Music, on piano
  • Music associate professor Harris Loewen and Business professor Don Cyr playing songs from the Beatles
  • graduate student Antje Thamm on violin
  • Echo Yu on the Hulusi
  • Kurt Singer on the piano

The campaign benefits East Africa, which is in the throes of a famine that has affected 13 million people and killed thousands. In Somalia, nearly 750,000 are at risk of starving to death. (NPR story)

There are donation jars around campus, including a jar at the Tim Horton’s in the Schmon Tower. You can also donate online at the Niagara page of the Humanitarian Coalition site. So far, Niagara’s online campaign has raised $5,089.

There will be a fundraising hot dog sale at the Avondale across the street from the St. Catharines campus on Friday, Sept. 30.

Other recent fundraising events include a Loonie Mile fundraiser held by Brock International.

Karin Di Bella performs songs by Franz Liszt and Lady Gaga at Brock University's Band Aide concert for East African famine relief

Karin Di Bella performs songs by Franz Liszt and Lady Gaga.

Sandra Boahene and Lydia Taiba Appoh

Sandra Boahene and Lydia Taiba Appoh

Posted on September 28, 2011

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