As part of their involvement in the ICA’s Rally For Hope campaign, Holman’s Ice Cream Parlour has proudly reached its $30,000 fundraising goal to build a school in Cameroon.
Holman’s owners Ken and Jenny Meister have had Cameroon in their hearts and minds since they travelled there in 2006 and 2009 as part of their involvement with some humanitarian and education initiatives, such as the ICA.
“I strongly believe that education is something that everyone should have access to. Since last being in Cameroon I have wanted to help in some way and we are able to help right now by building a school as quick as we can,” said Ken Meister.
Their fundraising goal was achieved thanks to the outstanding support of their community of Summerside, PEI.
“Education is the key to overcoming poverty. Our hope is that a school can strengthen these children’s futures, who can then build healthy families, communities and government.”
Both Holman’s and the ICA are ecstatic to have the ability to get started on building this new school right away! It is also the very first school being built under the Rally For Hope campaign.
The school – Government Primary School will be in the Village of Agong I in the West Region. Seven teachers will educate a total of 190 students.
This is 190 more Cameroonian children getting educated, and it is only the beginning!
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