Tumaini Afrika is hosting A Taste of Kenya, a Kenyan-themed fundraising dinner in hopes of bringing more education, food and school supplies to children in Kenya in the future.
The group, which boasts about 15 members - mostly teachers - began in 2014.
Jeannine Jefferson has visited Kenya twice with the group, and says the goal is to provide aid to three schools, including The Compass School just east of Nairobi.
She says that many of the children her group is helping only eat one meal per day.
“We help them in ways that will help them stay in school,” Jefferson said.
Tumaini Afrika also works in Mathare, a collection of slums in Nairobi that roughly half a million people call home.
“These are people that are in need of the most basic needs - proper housing, clean water...nobody has jobs, there’s no safe place for kids to play,” Jefferson said.
A Taste of Kenya will take place the Water Tower Inn Pavilion Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling Jefferson at (705) 945-1042 or Holly Wickett at (705) 542-7966.
Tumaini Afrika says 100 per cent of the proceeds will go toward children in Kenya.