Art for AfricaSeptember 6, 2013 4:05 pm
UPDATE: JBFC Ambassador Emily Wilson, 17, has volunteered at JBFC’s campus in Tanzania for two years in a row. In early September, she hosted Art for Africa in Tulsa, Ok to help raise money for her friends in Africa. Her goal was to raise $2,200. She tripled that amount, raising more than six thousand dollars in one weekend! Emily still has art left to sell, so she’s set her sights on not only paying for the handicapped bathroom for some of JBFC’s neediest students, but she also wants to support a campus biogas system that will enable JBFC to utilize waste for energy.
I’ve been wanting to do a big project of some sort to really benefit JBFC. I’ve been lucky enough to visit the JBFC community for two consecutive summers, and I know it’s changed my life, so I wanted to do something more to help improve the lives of the girls (and boys) living at JBFC.
JBFC reminds me that it’s possible to make a difference in other people’s lives and that humanity can be awesome. Just knowing that there is a program that does so much good in a part of the world, where for the most part programs like JBFC don’t exist. I love knowing that JBFC is doing awesome things for Kitongo (and Tanzania as well) and that I can be part of it.
Emily Wilson is a student at Tulsa’s Holland Hall High School. For more information on volunteering at JBFC or our Ambassador program, click here.
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