Niger missionary to speak about her work

A missionary from the west African country of Niger will be the guest speaker at a fundraising event

A missionary from the west African country of Niger will be the guest speaker at a fundraising event at Sylvan Lake Alliance Community Church, next Saturday (Mar. 23).

“Fashion with Compassion, a little black dress affair” is the theme of the event raising funds for the Niger Vocational Training Centre. It will include a fashion show by Cobb’s Clothing, a silent auction, coffee, tea, mocktails, appetizers and chocolate fountain.

Chantelle McIver, co-director of the centre, will speak about the Girls at Risk School she started in October 2010 in the capital city of Niamey.

“Our team in Niger, Africa … are investing in what is known as “the Girl Effect”, according to the centre’s website.

“The girl effect is the unique potential of millions of teenage girls around the world to end poverty for themselves, and the world. Girls living in poverty are uniquely capable of creating a better future. But when a girl reaches adolescence, she reaches a crossroads in her life.”

Tickets for the event are $15 each, call 403-887-8811 or email slacmain@telus.net.