Concert benefits Tanzanian school

BRATTLEBORO — Gogi Abroad will depart this July with a team of high school students to experience the Maasai culture in Longido, Tanzania.

While in Longido, one of the team's projects will be assisting at the MELOC School. The acronym MELOC in Maasai means “something sweet,” according to a news release.

Although mainstream students will also attend, the school's specialty will be working with the blind and deaf children in the area. The Gogi group will work directly with the children, build and volunteer in the school, and make meaningful connections with the Maasai community.

Gogi Abroad invites everyone to a benefit concert with the lively music of RiverHALO and The Gaslight Tinkers at 118 Elliot in Brattleboro on Thursday, June 8, at 8 p.m., to support the MELOC School.

There will be indigenous crafts for sale from Tanzania, Peru, and Ecuador. Raffle items include a basket of handmade goods from these countries and local art from Laura Zindel and Zpots. Food and nonalcoholic drinks will be available for purchase and all funds from the benefit will go directly to the children of Longido.

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