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Taste of Tanzania dinner May 2 will support African girls' school

In May, Taste of Tanzania will offer a chance to sample a cuisine little seen in Buffalo while supporting a girls’ school that the City of Good Neighbors has helped build in Africa.

The second annual fundraising dinner, at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 3275 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, is organized by the Girls Education Collaborative.

The group, which grew out of the University at Buffalo’s Tanzania Education Project, has supported the efforts of the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa to build a girls’ school in the remote Tanzanian village of Kitenga.

[Read: Buffalo charity helping educate girls, build schools in Africa]

The school, with 59 students enrolled, is to be officially dedicated May 23.

A buffet of Tanzanian food, prepared by Louise Sano, will be available, as well as a cash bar with wine and beer. The buffet will include dishes including samosas, chicken stew, spinach with peanut sauce, coconut rice, vegetables with turmeric, chapati bread and fruit salad.

The dinner is 6 p.m. May 2. Tickets ($10 children, $15 student, $25 adult) are available online at or by calling 783-0590.

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