A local organization is set to hold an event this weekend to help women half a world away.
The Manitoba Chapter of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) will hold its Kabul Orphanage Fundraiser on Sat., Nov. 2 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Andrews River Heights United Church, located at 255 Oak St.
Organizers say the event will feature authentic Afghan cuisine and the Academy Award-nominated film Buzkashi Boys.
CW4WAfghan is a member-based, non-profit organization founded in 1996 with 13 volunteer chapters across Canada. Its goal is to advance education and educational opportunities for Afghan women and their families and to educate Canadians about human rights in Afghanistan.
The local chapter works closely with the community and during the last school year staff and students at Island Lakes Community School put on a fundraising gala event, which raised more than $1,000 for the organization.
Tickets for the Kabul Orphanage Fundraiser, which is sponsored by CW4WAfghan, are available at McNally Robinson Booksellers (1120 Grant Ave.). For more information, email manitoba@CW4WAfghan.ca.