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Zambia Celebration: making hope happen, one child at a time
Volunteers who have worked with orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia through Communities Without Borders are excited to share music, photographs, videos and tell their stories Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 7pm. The public is invited to attend this free program, at the First Unitarian Society in West Newton at 1326 Washington St.
Newton adults and high school students will describe their experiences working in Zambian communities where income is often only pennies per day.
This year, in two groups, 40 self-funded service volunteer travelers, adults and youth, from Newton and other nearby communities taught in pre-schools, painted school buildings, presented graduation certificates to the many successful students and made friends with the children and their caretakers.
Communities Without Borders, based in Newton, is now supporting the education of more than 1,500 children many of whom have had one or both parents die of AIDS.
In Sunday’s program, travelers will describe what they did and how the experiences changed their views of the world.
After the presentation there will be refreshments and a question-and-answer session.
More About First Unitarian Society in Newton
The First Unitarian Society in Newton is a community religious institution that provides residents with spiritual services, including religious education, music, lay and small group ministries and community action. The church has a congregation of about 550, including 200 children.