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Siyaram PandeyBiochemistry professor Siyaram Pandey held his annual mango party fundraiser for the Canadian World Education Foundation, Tuesday outside Essex Hall.

Education for orphans fruit of mango party

Ten orphaned children in India will be able to pursue education thanks to the generosity of donors at the University of Windsor who patronized a party celebrating mangoes, Tuesday outside Essex Hall.

The annual Mango Party hosted by biochemistry professor Siyaram Pandey raised $625 in donations to sample several varieties of the tropical fruit.

Dr. Pandey matched those funds for a total of $1,250 going to the Canadian World Education Foundation, which sponsors educational opportunities for orphaned schoolchildren in India, Kenya, and Tanzania.

“This amount will be sufficient to support the education of 10 children of widows in India,” he said afterward. “It was a great party this year, with lots of international students in addition to the faculty and students who came around and enjoyed mango.”

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