Zambia Project dance-a-thon

November 17-18, 2006

From St. Norbert College, November 8, 2006
by Meredith Meier, meredith.meier@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

St. Norbert College's Zambia project will host a dance-a-thon in the Schuldes Sport Center that starts on Friday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. and lasts until Saturday, Nov. 18 at 6 a.m. General admission is $5 per person. Tickets are available for purchase from Friday, Nov. 10 to Friday, Nov. 17 in the St. Norbert College Sensenbrenner Memorial Union, Ray Van Den Heuvel Family Campus Center , or at the door the night of the event.

The purpose of the dance-a-thon is to raise money for children in Zambia in order to further educational opportunities and provide school supplies. Three different bands and a DJ will be performing. Food will be available. The theme of the evening is safari, however, participants need not dress in costume.

The Zambia Project was created in August of 2001 as a means of living the St. Norbert college mission.The aim of The Zambia Project is to educate the campus community on issues of social justice in sub-Saharan Africa through fund-raising efforts to benefit the Zambia Open Community Schools (ZOCS).

Zambia Open Community Schools is a consortium of 18 schools which offer a basic education to children whose families cannot afford the government school fees. It is a registered non-governmental organization that gives enrollment priority to girls and orphans. "As a community based project, ZOCS exists to enable some of Zambia's most needy children to access basic quality education. By giving children the opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to develop to their full potential, we give them hope for the future."

For more information, contact Pui Yan Cho at (920) 403-4131 or puiyan.cho@snc.edu or visit the Zambia Project web site at http://www.snc.edu/zambia/.