On February 10, OWU students will have the opportunity to find a date for the evening while helping to support the Ghana Student Education Fund. The Date Auction, a fundraising event hosted by Rafiki wa Afrika, is raising money for scholarships for impoverished students in Ghana now and for years to come, explains Alisa Nammavong ’14, Rafiki wa Afrika’s public relations coordinator. Some of the funds also will go to the Global Outreach Talent Show scheduled for April 7 on campus, which will help to sponsor a child to receive a better education in Africa.
The Date Auction, facilitated by auctioneer Kimberly Trought ’14, will take place during the noon hour in the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center’s atrium. She will be bidding off OWU volunteers who want to support the cause by helping to raise much needed funds, says Nammavong. Bidding will start at $10. That evening, couples will have dinner—paid for by Rafiki wa Afrika—at Bun’s Restaurant in downtown Delaware, and are invited to Rafiki’s party that evening. Students are encouraged to come bid for a date!