A Lifetime of Opportunity
Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Literacy Bridge has been successfully helping farmers improve their crop yields through our Talking Book Program, and we’re now reaching out to mothers and children through a targeted Maternal and Child Health Program. There are more than 200 villages in the Upper West Region of Ghana, where the need for the program is the greatest. The cost of bringing this program into the first 10 villages is $50,000 – only $5,000 per village.
Saabaalong is a village of 1,059 people, 95% of whom are subsistence farmers. We're looking forward to bringing the Maternal and Child Health Program to Saabaalong, but we need your help.
Amanda Palmer has been making music for more than twenty years, and recently shattered records for crowd-funding musicians on Kickstarter. She's an artist, a performer, and an adventurer, and we're thrilled to be able to welcome her to Portland to celebrate her new album, make some music, and raise the money needed to bring the Maternal and Child Health Program to Ghana.
ALAMEDA is a Portland-based outfit, founded by singer/guitarist Stirling Myles and cellist Jessie Dettwiler. They blend orchestral arrangements with modern instrumentation, blurring the lines of genres and moods and offering a lush backdrop for Myles' folk-inspired songs.
The Doubleclicks are a nerd folk duo based in Portland, Oregon. When they aren’t playing Dungeons and Dragons, they write songs and play them on cello and ukulele.
All together, they make one great night, and a lifetime of opportunity for our friends in Saabaalong!
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At Literacy Bridge, our mission is to empower children and adults with tools for knowledge sharing and literacy learning, as an effective means towards advancing education, health, economic development, democracy, and human rights.