Walter Gives Back is a fundraising dinner, featuring traditional cuisine from Ghana, and silent auction on Sunday, February 23rd, at Fairlawn Presbyterian Church (2611 Fairlawn Drive) to benefit educational expenses for Frederick Adjei, an 18-year-old student in Ghana.
A close friend of Frederick’s and Ghana-native, Walter Kansoriwula, now residing in Columbus, is organizing the benefit as Frederick faces the reality of not being able to attend high school without financial assistance.
Traditional Ghanaian dishes will be served from 5 to 7 pm, with a special presentation at 6:30. A freewill offering will be collected to benefit Frederick’s education. The event is open to the public.
Kansoriwula came to Columbus as a high school exchange student in 2009 and now attends college at Ivy Tech in Columbus. However, Kansoriwula is reminded of the young people in his home country who have the potential to create a better life through educational opportunities. Frederick is desperate to attend high school in Atebubu, Ghana, but following the death of his father in 2013, cost is prohibitive as his family makes less than $50 per month. Kansoriwula hopes to “pay-forward” to a very deserving young man and says, “I have seen many talents go to waste in Ghana mainly because of financial problems and it always hurts me every day as I think of people I know who could not pursue their dreams and use the wonderful talents that they have because of their financial status. I wish to help Frederick with the help of everyone here who has helped me.”
For more information, call Fairlawn Presbyterian at (812) 372-3882 or visit www.fairlawnpc.com.