Report from the front lines of African relief

Students at CSS host special open house Sunday

Courtney Anderson, founder of the Wanted Children Foundation.

People interested in gaining a personal perspective on what’s happening in western Africa are invited to a special evening at Chilliwack secondary school this Sunday.

Students from the school’s African Relief Club are hosting an open house for the “Wanted Children Foundation,” which works to help orphaned and abandoned children in Nigeria.

The foundation is one of two African orphanages the club supports. The other – JaJaa Barb’s Home for Angels – is in Uganda.

Guest speaker for the evening is Chilliwack’s Courtney Anderson, founder of the Wanted Children Foundation. Anderson, in town on a brief furlough from Nigeria, will share her stories on the successes and struggles of helping children in a region more noted for the terror attacks of the Boko Haram.

She’ll present video and answer questions about working in such a hostile environment.

“If you wanted to know what is really happening on the ground in Nigeria, or what it is really like to work in a completely rural Third World setting from someone who is there, then this would be your opportunity,” says CSS teacher Steve Anderson.

The African Relief Club remains a popular club at the school. Through its “Afcaf” African Cafe, it raises funds and co-ordinates events in support of the orphanages it sponsors.

Sunday’s event, which is open to everyone, gets under way at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Hall at Chilliwack secondary, 46363 Yale Rd. Students will be at the main door to provide directions.

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