COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - On Friday, children enjoyed a back to school jam at Forrest Road Elementary.
Big Dreams Incorporated hosted the jam providing food, school supplies and fun activities to the Forrest Road community, giving away 250 book bags.
This is the first time the organization will held the event in the U.S.; most of their work is done in Africa.
"This was my first school I went to," said Shirley Cherif-Sonko, CEO and co-founder of Big Dreams, Inc. "So in my heart I know this is the right thing to do. I want kids to understand it doesn't matter whree they come from.. .that is why I am givng back to my home school."
Big Dream's mission is to create educational opportunities for children and for them to live a healthier lifestyle.