Congo Classrooms for a Brighter Future

April 3rd, 2011

Update: The event was a blast and we surpassed all of our funding goals for the classrooms. Thanks to Wil and Joanna from Nova Music, Alyse, Joan, Farley, Solgroove, Coll Audio, Revival Bar, all of the amazing artists and performers, the volunteers and everyone who came and participated in this amazing event.

Congo Classrooms for a Brighter Future

Canadian Ape Alliance in association with Nova Music Group presents a fundraiser event “Congo Classrooms for a Brighter Future”.

The Canadian Ape Alliance helped establish the Kahuzi-Biega Environmental School in 2003 and has been instrumental in its ongoing success ever since. Unfolding in phases, the initiative aims to give young students in the Democratic Republic of Congo an opportunity to learn the basics and to acquire an understanding of their role in environmental and wildlife conservation.

The school is located in the Eastern DRC, not far from Kahuzi-Biega National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to many endangered species, including the eastern lowland gorilla. Proceeds from this event will help fund the construction of three new classrooms, allowing children of the Congo to continue their education and eventually make a positive contribution to their community and its surroundings.

On Thursday May 19, 2011 an array of talented artists including Grammy Nominated and Juno Award Winning R&B Singer Glenn Lewis, Juno Award Winning Performing Producer Slakah the Beatchild, R&B Singer Melanie Durrant and many others will come together at the renowned Revival Bar in Toronto to raise funds and awareness for the Phase II construction of 3 new classrooms for the Kahuzi-Biega Environmental School.

Featuring Artists:

  • Glenn Lewis
  • Kardinal Offishall
  • Slakah the Beatchild
  • Melanie Durrant
  • Saidah Baba Talibah
  • Art of Fresh
  • Justin Nozuka
  • Ivana Santilli
  • Ayah
  • Station 13
  • Wade O. Brown and the A Team
  • Chris Assaad
  • And many more!

More details coming soon!

For up-to-date information please visit our Facebook event page.

Tax receipts will be provided for donations of $50 or more (minus the price of admission). Buy your tickets today.

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