The dinner supports the sister city relationship between Corvallis and Gondar, Ethiopia.

By James Day |

The annual Ethiopian cultural dinner and benefit auction is set for 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ.

The dinner supports the sister city relationship between Corvallis and Gondar, Ethiopia.

The dinner (see information box at the end for ticket information) includes authentic foods, coffee, music and activities that showcase the culture of Ethiopia.

Auction items include Ethiopian jewelry, art, embroidered scarves, stamps, coins and other donated items. The event support educational projects in Gondar, including teacher training, computer and science labs, library books and travel expenses for a delegation of Ethiopian teachers who plan to visit Corvallis.

An ongoing library and literacy project assisted by the Corvallis group has resulted in advanced literacy and phonics training for teachers and students at 46 public schools and the training of 125 teachers and 46 librarians.

In addition, children in the project school increased their scores on reading assessment tests by 21 percent, 15 percentage points higher than other schools in the region.

IF YOU GO
The annual Ethiopian cultural dinner and auction is from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 S.W. West Hills Road. Tickets ($22 for adults, $10 for children) are available online at bit.ly/1ZPVIwA at Grass Roots Bookstore or by calling 541-760-0252 or 541-754-6364.

Source: Corvallis Gazette-Times
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