Reading Evening for EducAid
Join us for an evening of reading, poetry and music from a variety of members of the Colchester community. There will be a mixture of extracts from specially chosen authors and also some original works.
Rob and Kate will be reading from the titles they chose for their recent The Books That Made Us podcast. Kate has selected Jane Eyre while Rob will be reading from The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
Reading Evening with Poetry & Music In aid of EducAid, Sierra Leone
Friday 14th June 2013. 7.15pm – 9.45pm
Colchester Sixth Form College Performance Studio
The charity was founded by two students because of what they experienced on an exchange whilst at university in 1993. They found the horrific effects of the ‘Rebel War’ on the children of Sierra Leone. Readers may have seen the film ‘Blood Diamonds’ which portrayed this war and the extreme indoctrination of children, then arming them to kill!
The two students saw the need to re-socialise those traumatised children back into a more civilised society.
After raising and sending funds they visited Sierra Leone to see how the money was being spent. They returned with the clear view that they needed to build their own schools and ensure the delivery of quality education for the young people.
Building started in 2000 catering for 20 pupils and now the charity has five schools (and a girl’s safe house) and 1600 pupils, delivering forward thinking teaching and learning with successful outcomes.
Find out more at the EducAid website.