A trip a young Stouffville resident made to Africa left him with a desire to keep helping people there.
To raise more money for the Stouffville-Igoma Partnership (SIP), Justin Kerswill is organizing a concert May 27 with musicians, an art show, food vendors, face painting and children’s activities and a display about the Stouffville-Igoma Partnership.
The concert is from 1 to 5 p.m. in Memorial Park. In case of rain, the concert will be held the following Saturday, June 3.
Mr. Kerwill travelled to Igoma last year to help in a variety of ways, including distributing mosquito nets to families to lessen the incidence of malaria.
He was overwhelmed by the reception the Stouffville visitors received.
“They were giving us whatever little they had,” he said.
Funds from this concert will go toward providing clean water to the village. SIP chairperson Peter Neufeld will be working with engineers in Igoma to help set up the water program.
Helping others is “everybody’s responsibility,” Mr. Kerswill said, adding it’s important to support a charity on an on-going bases to try to make a difference.
Mr. Kerswill hopes this concert will become an annual event.
By Hannelore Volpe
Staff Writer, Stouffville Sun-Tribune