Middle school ACT hosts Africa Safari Night this FridayThe Hudson Middle School Africa Care Team is hosting a fund-raiser called The Africa Safari Adventure Night from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the middle school.
The Hudson Middle School Africa Care Team is hosting a fund-raiser called The Africa Safari Adventure Night from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the middle school.
Students in grades 1-5 are invited to a special evening of African-themed games, prizes, crafts, music, movies, food and fun.
The cost is $25 per student, $40 for two from the same family and $50 for three from the same family.
ACT started during a middle school class discussion about some of the issues facing many African countries. One of those issues is the lack of education for girls. The Hudson students discovered that only one in 24 girls in Africa go to school — the local students decided to “ACT.”
Among the obstacles girls face in Africa are a lack of school supplies, few teachers, the cost to go to school, limited facilities and cultural traditions.
Through bake sales, a summer car wash and making notebooks, bookmarks and cards from recycled cereal boxes, the club has raised $1,100 toward educating girls in Africa. A third of the money raised will go to Africaid, an organization started by Ashely Schuler (africaid.com).
Another third will go to two village schools in Ghana and a third to the O Ambassadors.
ACT was accepted as an O Ambassador club last spring. The program began when Oprah Winfrey and Free The Children’s Craig Kielburger created a school-based program to encourage young people to become active global citizens.
Assisting with the event is sixth-grade social studies teacher Christina Glover.