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Fundraiser will help build a school in rural Ethiopia

Children of Gondar EthiopiaW

Children like these would be educated at a school in a rural village in the state of Gondar, Ethiopia, thanks to efforts by a UC Davis club called Bottles for Poverty. The club, which gathers recyclables and redeems them for cash, also will host a fundraiser Saturday evening at International House. Courtesy photo

On Saturday, the Davis community is invited to attend an Evening in Ethiopia, hosted by Bottles for Poverty, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and features a night of Ethiopian culture and entertainment.

Admission is free to all, and dinner will be provided by the Queen of Sheba restaurant for $15 per plate. This event is an opportunity to gain insight into the Ethiopian culture and become familiar with the work Bottles for Poverty, a UC Davis club, is doing to provide educational opportunities to underserved communities in the African nation.

The club — founded by UCD student Robel Haile in September 2011 — is raising funds to build a school in an impoverished rural village in the state of Gondar, Ethiopia.

“Education is at the heart of many societal remedies,” Haile said in a news release. “It is Bottles for Poverty’s hope that the introduction of a school will provide the community an opportunity to combat the cycle of poverty that traps each generation of youth.”

Added Koen Van Rompay, a UCD researcher and philanthropist who recently joined the nonprofit’s board, “The premise of Bottles for Poverty is simple, but powerful: to raise funds collecting recyclables, which are then redeemed for cash.

“But this evening will be an extra fundraiser for them, and I hope many people will also come and support them. Davis residents will have the opportunity to befriend this amazing group of young people, and be inspired. This is something you don’t want to miss.”

More information about the organization and how to help can be found at www.bottlesforpoverty.org. To RSVP for Saturday’s event, visit www.bottlesforpoverty.org/rsvp.

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