Come, come Kamala

By Sara Hanson

Interested in learning about a different culture? Want to know how to help women and children in Nepal? If so, then attend A Night at the Bazaar, the Kamala Foundation’s official launch party, Sat., Jan. 21.

While working in Nepal, University of Calgary alumni Zachary Barton witnessed the problems that Nepalese women and children face first hand. After returning to Calgary, Barton founded the Kamala Foundation for Women and Children in July of 2005. The foundation works specifically with women in prison or with HIV/AIDS and their children who are affected. Barton partnered with World University Service of Canada and the Development Studies Club for a few events on campus last semester, and has been working hard to get people involved with the foundation, but it still has a lot of growing to do.

“We want to start building an organization and engage people to get involved,” he explained.

Admission to the party is completely free and includes food, drinks and entertainment, such as Mhendi (Nepalese body paint) artists, masseuses and dancers. There will also be a silent auction and raffle to help raise money for the women and children supported by the foundation.