TSO Oaks Give Back to their Community (December 2011)

Despite the political uncertainty surrounding the recent 2011 Congolese elections, TSO volunteers made the holiday season a bit brighter for impoverished youth in Bukavu, Eastern Congo. Oak Leader, Pastor Samuel Muderhwa and his wife, Faida, hosted a Christmas dinner in Bukavu, DR Congo for over 360 underprivileged youth – including several orphans. The event included a series of inspirational plays, poems and songs – mostly around social themes relevant to Bukavu including rape, tribal discrimination, child labour, and the destructive impact of foreign rebels (Interhamwe) – performed by some of the older youth. TSO volunteer, Maya Moseley, along with Oaks Espoir, Zingire, and Scola (and several "Oaks-in-waiting"), helped entertain the children, served a hot meal and beverages, and led a fun drawing exercise for the kids.  Congrats to the whole TSO team on a terrific effort!

Special thanks go to the (Stace) Wills family, the (Mark) McLenahan family, Maya Moseley and her colleagues and Pastor Samuel and Faida for their generous donations that made this event possible.

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