Rho Epsilon Pi will again sell Spring Fling tanks to both benefit charity and make you look damn good on Foss Hill. They will be selling the tanks for $16 per shirt. A portion of the sales will go to supporting the purchase of mosquito nets to prevent women and children from getting malaria in Babgi, Southern Sudan. This small town sits right outside the capital, Juba, of Southern Sudan. The organization we’re using is run in part by the father of Orelia Jonathan ’15 and Geneva Jonathan ’15, the best freshmen twins in the ‘cac. More information about the organization from Orelia ’15 and a PayPal button after the jump!
Women and children are at high risk for getting infected by malaria. By providing them with nets, it will help to keep them safe. Each Mosquito net costs simply $5 dollars—in bulk though, they’re actually a lot less than that. This cause is truly special to my twin sister, Geneva, and me because Babgi is really close to where my father, Darius Jonathan P ’15, was born in Juba, Southern Sudan. Both of us are half Sudanese, and a lot of our family still lives in Sudan. This summer, my dad will be taking a trip to Southern Sudan and will be bringing the mosquito nets we buy with the donations to the village of Babgi. We’re interested in starting a community service group to raise money for the cause. If anybody’s interested, please email ojonathan[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.