Yesterday I had the possibility to support my fellow Sociology classmates in selling national and international treats on campus. The reason why this fund raising event took place was to sponsor buying electronic supplies to build solar lanterns that will be taken to Ghana in the 2nd Kwantlen Field School. This project will be beneficial to Ghanian students, as they will have the chance to study at night, and improve their school participation to become better global citizens.
For the event, I baked Shuku Shuku balls, which are small Nigerian coconut cookies. Larger cookies were priced one dollar and smaller ones fifty cent. There were Chapatti with Lentils from Kenya, Mandazis (doughnuts from Kenya), Indian sweets, chocolate bars from Ghana, Canadian Brownies, Canadian Ginger cookies, Kenyan Samosas, Canadian pumpkin biscuits and Canadian cupcakes. It was surprising how many Kwantlen students were interested in the Ghana Scholarship project and were donating to help us with our cause.
With the props that were given to us by our professor, we were able to entice many Kwantlen students to buy from our food stand. The team had the help of Saed who played the drums, in order to get a feeling of Ghana on campus. It was interesting to watch, how some students (including myself) were animated to dance, through the sounds of the drums. Being a part of this project has been an exciting experience and looking forward to contribute further to its success.