The Sound Function Benevolent Crew: Borehole
Chris Wade and Blaze Kik are two big-hearted individuals who want to make a difference through the art that is their passion. They hope to raise enough money to get clean water to Dungu & Sugashee. The community members are currently drinking from a muddy pond they share with their cows and goats.
Create Change was thrilled when Chris Wade and Blaze Kik from the Sound Function Benevolent Crew approached us with the idea of starting their own community water fundraising project. The Sound Function Benevolent Crew found out about Create Change through a facebook message from Create Change's founder, Shannen O'Brian, who went to high school with Chris Wade. As soon as Chris found out about the organization, he jumped on the idea of helping out in some way. Chris and Blaze are raising the necessary funds by hosting several celebrations around the lower mainland, with a focus on music. They are also trying to organize an annual community music festival with the City of Burnaby. Because of their efforts, the lives of Dungu and Sugashee community members will be changed forever through the provision of clean, safe drinking water. Having worked with the community of Dungu before, Create Change well aware of the severe water situation that the community faces. In February 2010, we were able to complete a rain water harvesting tank at Dungu Primary School. However, the community, as well as it's neighbouring community Sugashee, still faces severe water issues. In the dry season last month, the dam the community relies on for water dried up to a muddy pond, forcing women to walk for over three hours to a pipe to pay for a bucket of water. To think that music can change the lives of over a thousand people forever is a pretty amazing prospect. Join Chris and Blaze and the Sound Function Benevolent Crew to create a much needed change in Dungu and Sugashee.