Cows for Kenya - This week's Local Hero
Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:15PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:05PM EST
There’s a small school in Kenya where the Canadian flag is proudly displayed.
That’s because students at Wilfrid Laurier University are helping to make a difference by raising money for Cows for Kenya.
Last year they raised $750 to build a classroom at the school, buy gifts and food.
The idea to forego a gift for a friend here in Canada can make a huge difference for a new friend in Kenya.
WLU Student Frances Norman says putting money you would normally spend on a ‘Secret Santa’ gift can make a huge difference a world away. “It goes so much farther when you put it toward something like this.”
The goal is to raise enough money to buy a cow or perhaps even two for the kids in Kenya.
“It’s your coffee money or the money you’ll spend on a pack of gum every week so it’s just that little bit.” Sonja Kosart, WLU student says.
It’s an important project that will make a difference.
“All the students that are involved are definitely heroes. To be able to motivate yourself like that it’s really a selfless act.” says Justin Hummel, co-ordinator Cows for Kenya.
If you want to help the students at WLU with this project look under the Links and Numbers tab on this website.
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