Celebration of mangoes to bear charitable fruit

mangoA mango tasting party Tuesday outside Essex Hall will raise money for the Canadian World Education Foundation.

One cup of mango provides 100 per cent of a person’s daily recommended vitamin C with zero fat, sodium, or cholesterol. A party’s worth of mangoes can provide a child with an education, says biochemistry professor Siyaram Pandey.

He invites the entire campus community to his mango party at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, outside the front entrance to Essex Hall. Admission is by donation; the annual event offers guests a taste of several varieties of the tropical fruit and raises funds for the Canadian World Education Foundation.

The charity sponsors educational opportunities for orphaned schoolchildren in India, Kenya, and Tanzania. Dr. Pandey says the parties have raised thousands of dollars for the cause since he started hosting them 10 years ago.