The public is invited to attend a free presentation given by Le Mars native Brian Singer at 11 a.m., Sunday, March 12 in the First Unitarian Church, 2508 Jackson Street, Sioux City.
In his presentation, Singer, a Gehlen Catholic School graduate, will talk about his first-hand experiences in Tanzania as a Peace Corp volunteers and later as the founder of Project Zawadi, a non-profit organization that supports orphaned and vulnerable children.
Tanzania is one of the several countries in Africa that has been hit hard by HIV and AIDS. The disease has spread quickly, causing great hardship to millions of people and has arguably the greatest impact on children.
After earning his bachelors degree from Buena Vista University, Singer joined the Peace Corps and spent two years teaching high school math in Tanzania. Upon returning to the United States, he attended John Hopkins University, receiving a degree in Social Change & Development and International Economics.
For the past eight years, Singer has worked at a non-profit organization in New York, helping low-income and disadvantaged individuals start small companies. He and his wife Karen started Project Zawadi, an organization educating Tanzania's children for self-reliance, in 2000.
In Singer's presentation Sunday, guests will see a slide show, hear stories, and have an opportunity to ask questions. The goal of the presentation is to raise awareness, explain how Project Zawadi supports children and show how others can provide vital support with just a little time and money.