Africa education, leadership initiative to be focus of human rights celebration

Anita Henderlight meets with students at the secondary school established through Africa ELI in South Sudan
Anita Henderlight meets with students at the secondary school established through Africa ELI in South Sudan

Anita Henderlight, executive director of Africa Education and Leadership Initiative, will be the guest speaker at a Human Rights Celebration organized by Church Women United on Friday, Dec. 6, at Spurgeon Chapel in Oak Ridge.

The theme of the celebration is “Breaking Down the Doors of Injustice.”

Founded in 2006, Africa ELI works in the world’s newest country of South Sudan to bridge gender gaps in secondary education by improving access to school for girls and refugees of war.

Henderlight travels extensively to mobilize investors and collaborates with Africa ELI personnel, partner agencies, government leaders, and South Sudan’s young adults to help them implement skill-building programs and develop sustainable solutions to meet their educational and occupational needs, a press release said.

Spurgeon Chapel is located on the corner of South Benedict and Houston Avenue in Oak Ridge.

Fellowship on Dec. 6 begins at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting and program start at 10 a.m. A potluck lunch will follow. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact Gay Marie Logsdon (483-7940).