The American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI) continues its fundraising efforts with Summer Groove 2010, featuring Reggae Singer, Ky-Mani, son of Reggae legend Bob Marley on Friday, August 20, 2010, at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum located at 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn New York at 6:30pm.
The economies of Caribbean nations have been hit hard by the worldwide recession. Students in the region who are served by the University of the West Indies (UWI) are consequently experiencing hardship in meeting tuition costs that average US$3000 for the school year and other related expenses. At this time, the need to fundraise for needy students becomes an imperative and their best hope for aid.
The AFUWI is inviting the community to get behind the effort to give these students hope for tomorrow. “The education of the youth of our region is vital to the economic development of the entire Caribbean,” says Ms. Grant, Executive Director, AFUWI. “Our effort communicates to our youth that we see the promise of their capabilities and their future contribution to the region as directly dependent on their education and skill sets.”
Summer Groove 2010 is the perfect “lime” and networking opportunity for the many UWI alums and well-wishers who reside across the northeast. The setting – The Brooklyn Children’s Museum – is perfectly suited to a fun night of dancing, and, meet and greet.
“We are looking to reconnect with as many of our alums as possible who live and work, in especially, the tri-state area,” says Ms. Grant. She also remarked, “A strong and supportive alumnus will make our University stronger and hopefully create a smoother path for the Foundation’s work.”
The evening will feature entertainment and book signing by Ky-Mani Marley, Ano Okera raffles, games, steel-pan and dancing. Marley who just recently came off a 27 city US tour to promote his new autobiography, Dear Dad, has enjoyed tremendous success as a singer, actor and now author. With numerous successful albums under his belt, expect a thrilling evening of musical performance.