You can change the world! Riley Banks-Snyder is proof, and she will be here in Holmen to share her story.
At the age of 13, Riley saw a need for school supplies and feminine hygiene supplies after visiting schools on a trip to Kenya to visit her aunt and uncle who were serving in medical missions. After returning home, she decided to start a non-profit organization, Generation Next, after being told that businesses could not make donations unless it was to a charity. Now, ten years later, Generation Next has completed the building of a school with more than 130 students enrolled and fully sponsored, dug a well that supplies water to the entire community surrounding the school, purchased a community center that will soon begin providing education and training programs to women in the community, and continues to visit rural Kenyan schools and distribute school supplies and feminine hygiene kits to the students so that they are able to continue their education.
Last summer Andy and Liberty Oliver had the chance to travel to Kenya with Generation Next and be a part of the ongoing missions work that they are doing in Kibwezi and the surrounding areas. They are excited that Riley will be here and share her story as part of the Kenyan dinner fundraiser. Come and join us for a night of traditional Kenyan food and stories from Kenya.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12, and can be purchased before the diner at Coulee Life Church or from Andy and Dawn Oliver. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
The menu includes:
- Nyama Choma (Grilled Meat)
- Maharage na Wali (Kenyan Beans and Rice)
- Kachumbari (Kenyan Tomato, Onion, and Cucumber Salad)
- Sauteed Cabbage
- Chapati (Fried Flat Bread)
Proceeds from the event will help send Andy, Ainsley, and Kaetryn Oliver to Kenya to work with Generation Next during summer of 2019.