Three global community-minded students from St John’s College, Nambour are staging a benefit concert on Sunday August 3 to raise money for an impoverished African village in the Republic of the Congo.
Jakarra Brady, Anna Marques and Molly Harvey are motivated to raise $10,000 to build a well to supply the village with safe drinking water, establish an onsite medical clinic, and give villagers access to HIV and Aids test kits and insecticide treated mosquito nets.
The three school friends formed the Sunshine Coast based not-for-profit charity, Congo Consideration after Jakarra and Anna visited East Timor for two weeks to teach English classes.
“After that experience we wanted to do something to help other disadvantaged countries,” Jakarra says.
“When Metamorphic held the BYOP (Build Your Own Project) information night we decided to create Congo Consideration.”
Metamorphic is a “transformation network”, which encourages “social entrepreneurs” – individuals, organisations and companies worldwide – to create their own fundraising and community aid projects. Under the auspices of Metamorphic, the mission of these BYOP projects is to effect radical and permanent change at a grassroots level.
“The Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world,” says Jakarra.
“Seventy-five per cent of the population lives below the poverty line. More than half have no access to drinking water or to basic health care. Three out of every 10 children are poorly nourished.
“Up to 20 per cent of children won’t live past the age of five and nearly half will die before their 40th birthday. By addressing basic health care, we can give these children a better chance at life.”
Enjoy an afternoon of music by talented local bands: Ayla Scanlan, The Merrys, Chris Flaskas and Bri’s Trio and feel great about contributing to a worthwhile cause. Bar and food available. Great prizes: a HydroMassage at Noosa Springs spa; a $50 restaurant voucher for The Factory, Maroochydore; and bottles of wine will be raffled off. All
proceeds will go the Congo Consideration.
Metamorphic empowers impoverished and embattled communities to help them identify and use their assets to build a better future for its citizens.
Assisting communities with clean water, health, hygiene and education helps remove the barriers keeping people in poverty.
From helplessness to hope; injustice to justice; poverty or prosperity, Metamorphic brings about transformation and with it, the permission to dream and a new passion for life.
To find out how you can help visit http://byop.metamorphic.org.au/ project/view/congoconsideration
"Bongos" For The Congo
Plantation Rooms, Noosa Springs
Sunday 3rd of August 2014
12pm - 5pm
Tickets: $15 on the door or via www.facebook.com/congoconsideration
To find out how you can help visit http://byop.metamorphic.org.au/
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