Students at Coastal Carolina University have teamed up with Schools for Schools to help the University's sister school, Awere Secondary School in Achliland, Uganda.
Fundraising activities are planned for students, including a Global Night Commute on Friday, Nov. 7. From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., students will gather in Brooks Stadium for an all-night peace rally featuring a talent show, as well as various fundraising events such as treadmill walks, games for change, a cornhole tournament and more. Bands, a DJ, food and other entertainment and refreshments will be available, along with T-shirts. The public is invited, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Students are urged to bring sleeping bags and wear warm attire.
Schools for Schools is a program that helps aid schools in Northern Uganda by raising money and/or collecting books. The movement was initiated by the documentary, "The Invisible Children," which tells the story of how Ugandan children are stripped of their education and childhoods by being forced to be "boy soldiers." The movie will be shown during the Global Night Commute event.
"This is a great opportunity for Coastal Carolina University to be an advocate for human rights," said Trevor Arrowood, president of Student Government Association (SGA), "and to help give these children an education that they desperately want and deserve."
A Benefit Concert will be held to support Schools for Schools on Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Wheelwright Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., featuring student and faculty musicians. Tickets are $3 and are available from the Box Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sponsoring organizations are SGA, the First-Year Experience Program and the Big Read Committee. For more information, call the SGA office at 843-349-2320.