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ONU's Global Village Cafe Donates Proceeds

May 13, 2007

Three children's charities are now benefiting from the proceeds of this year's Global Village Cafe at Ohio Northern University.

The Global Village Cafe is designed and operated by students in Dr. Peter Banfe's small business management class at Ohio Northern University. For two days in November, the cafe provides area residents with the opportunity to experience diverse cuisine from award-winning chefs at the Ada Train Depot.

As a result, approximately $4,000 is going to UNICEF's Unite for Children, Unite Against Aids program. The donation is designated to purchase medications such as Neviripine, which blocks the passage of AIDS from mother to fetus.

$1,000 will provide transportation for a child to fly from his home in Africa to Lima Memorial Hospital for cleft lip and palate surgery. Surgeons and physicians are donating their time for his care.

$300 will go to the Marimor School in Lima to be used for equipment for special needs children.

ONU students design the theme for the Global Village Cafe, set a budget, acquire sponsors and operate the restaurant for the two-night event. This year the students prepared for the year's cafe by traveling to Hocking Culinary Institute to learn how a restaurant is managed. This year's menu featured Thai, Caribbean and Moroccan flavors with live jazz, blues and reggae music.

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