Lambton College students plan to raise funds for children’s school supplies in Zambia

"Sing for a Child" Karaoke night was the brain child of a group of Lambton College students who want to make a difference to children half a world away. Sing for a Child’s goal is to raise funds for SIFE Lambton, Students in Free Enterprise to send school supplies to children in Chona, Zambia.

Scheduled for December 4, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at The Lambton Inn, the evening is sure to allow the inner rock star to shine in all who partake!  Tickets are $10  each and include entry, a chance to sing, to win cash prizes, and a door prize ballot.  Tickets are available for purchase by calling Laurie Wilde at 519-542-7751 ext 3505 or via email at laurie.wilde@lambtoncollege.ca.

As part of the three year Business Administration – Marketing program, students study Event Planning and Public Relations.  A major component of their course work is around organizing and executing a public relations event for an organization.  This year’s organization is SIFE Lambton.  The students met with SIFE Lambton members, and then brainstormed and pitched proposals to meet the goals.  The selected pitch was "Sing for a Child," a karaoke contest.

SIFE, Students in Free Enterprise, is a not for profit organization that allows student leaders to come together and create a better and more sustainable world through the positive power of business.  Currently SIFE Lambton has been focusing on creating initiatives that will enhance the quality of life for people in both the village of Kasaka and Chona, Zambia.  Their work will particularly benefit women and children who suffer most in societies with limited resources.  Enhancing the educational system within rural villages will improve the future and sustainability of the whole community.

SIFE Lambton makes a huge impact in the local community.  The organization has partnered up with the Women’s Interval Home to provide financial literacy to the clients of this agency.  SIFE Lambton also, plays a huge role in another community project,  Circles Lambton.  SIFE Lambton provides member of Circles Lambton with financial mentoring.  This project helps fulfil one of SIFE Lambton's  pillars of reducing poverty in the community.

SIFE is operated in 40 countries worldwide and involves 1600 colleges and universities.  Students use business concepts to create initiatives that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.  SIFE Lambton has a dedicated team of students who work diligently, using their knowledge to bring powerful change in their community.

For more information about SIFE Lambton, visit www.mylambton.ca/SIFE/Home.

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