Jazz in the Night
Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls (JAMS) provides a high school education to poor and orphaned girls in rural western Kenya, Africa. The school was founded by Kenyans who now live in DeKalb and return to Kenya every year to give back to their original community. The founders, Dr. Teresa Wasonga and Dr. Andrew Otieno, are Presidential Engagement Professors at NIU. Friends of JAMS is a DeKalb area non-profit organization with the mission of raising awareness, friends, and funds for JAMS.
All proceeds of “Jazz in the Night” will go toward scholarships for needy girls and the construction and furnishing of a Resource Center and Computer Lab. Currently, JAMS has ten computers for 160 students. Friends of JAMS aims to provide a computer lab with forty computers as well as an expanded library for the school. Last year’s fundraiser supported scholarships, entrepreneurship projects run by the students, and the completion of a science classroom building.
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.