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Students raising funds for Ghana school project
A Zumba dance fitness session Friday at UIndy will support an effort to construct a middle school in the impoverished African nation of Ghana.
Assistant Professor Jodie Ferise of the School of Business will lead a group of students on a Spring Term trip to Ashaiman, Ghana, in May to tutor young students there and assist in the completion of a middle school to serve a slum area. The group is working to raise $10,000, primarily to cover materials and local labor to construct a roof on the school building.
Friday’s “Raise the Roof” event begins at 7 p.m. in Ruth Lilly Fitness Center. Admission is $10 at the door, which covers 90 minutes of workout time led by a local instructor. Other attractions will include refreshments and door prizes.
Donations for the project also are accepted online at www.uindy.edu/giving. The online form allows contributors to specify that their amount is intended for “Precious Words Africa.” On previous trips to Ghana led by Dr. Ferise, students have assisted in building and stocking libraries in rural villages.
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