43rd Annual Lenten Supper for Orphans & Chronically Ill Children in Lebanon, Guest Speaker, Nicholas Boke

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Date & Time: Friday, March 22, 2013
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary, Preschool, Toddler, Infant
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
256 Hamilton St.
Worcester, MA 01604
Cost: Suggested Donation $20
Education and Training Manager for "Teach For Lebanon"

Reforming Education in Lebanon, One Classroom at a Time
The "Teach For Lebanon" Story

For over 40 years, this Lenten Supper tradition, this meal of charity, this activity of the Worcester community, especially but not only from the Lebanese-Syrian community of Worcester, has had the most profound effect of giving hope where things are stacked up against children in orphanages and a chronic care facility in Lebanon.

The Guest Speaker will be Nicholas Boke, Education and Training Manager for "Teach for Lebanon" of Beirut, Lebanon. "Nicholas Boke has spent more than 40 years working in education. He has taught on the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels, as well as engaging in a wide range of other education-related activities.

He founded and directed the Vermont Strategic Reading Initiative, developed radio-based primary grades instruction for several sub-Saharan African countries, developed early literacy programs for an American NGO, and has been published in such journals as Education Week, Principal Leadership, Independent School and Private School Quarterly, as well as editing The Record: The Education Newspaper of Northern New England.

His book, Reading to Learn: A Classroom Guide to Strategic Reading was published by the Vermont Department of Education.

In Lebanon, he has developed a family literacy program currently being used in Bourj al Barajneh Palestinian Refugee Camp, offered trainings in Student-centered learning for Amideast, and developed an Action Research Program for Teach for Lebanon Fellows.

He earned a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in History from the University of Virginia, and has studied education at Marshall University and Virginia Commonwealth University. - http://www.teachforlebanon.org/executive-team

Suggested Donation: $20/person (100% to orphanages & the Chronic Care Center)
Includes full course fish dinner with many vegan appetizers.

** All Seating Reserved **

Copy & mail the reservation form below or contact the church.

NOTE: This event is preceded by Vespers for Lazarus at 6:00pm in our church. Feel free to join us. For more information, go to http://socialweb.net/Events/153166.lasso


Reservation Form - 43rd Annual Lenten Supper
To benefit children in Lebanese orphanages & the Chronic Care Center

All seating will be reserved and must be paid in advance.
Please return this form with payment to:

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
256 Hamilton Street
Worcester, MA 01604

You may reserve a table with your friends. Please list all members of your group on the reverse side of this form. However, remember all reservations must be paid in advance to assure seating.

Name ______________________________________ Telephone _____________________

Enclosed $________ for ______ tickets (Sugg. $20 each)

If you can donate further, God bless you. Total Enclosed $_____

More Information: Website: https://melkite.org/?sm-location=our-lady-of-perpetual-help-...
E-mail: olphworc@att.net
Phone: 508-752-4174
Entered by: Kathleen Laplante (klaplante2@yahoo.com)

Created: February 17, 2013 at 6:56 PM
Last Modified: February 21, 2013 at 9:10 PM

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