December 1, 2023

Stephenson Hall
First Presbyterian Church, Tulsa

Building Dreams

Join us for an unforgettable evening at Mara-Gen African Fest 2023: Nourishing Students’ Futures! This incredible event is all about celebrating culture, enjoying a delicious dinner, and making a difference in the lives of children in Uganda. Get ready to immerse yourself in a night filled with vibrant performances, mouthwatering cuisine, and the opportunity to contribute to PKM’s Student’s Scholarship Fund.

See you at Mara-Gen Fest 2023: Nourishing Students’ Futures.

All proceeds will benefit Petra Kids Ministries and the students in Aduku, Uganda. Your support of this important cause will have a lasting impact, and will help make a real difference in the lives of children in Uganda.

Support the Dream

Once upon a time, there was a young orphan girl named Petra Otee Mangesho who grew up in Uganda during a devastating war. Despite her difficult circumstances, Petra made a promise to her fellow orphans: “I am coming back for you!” she would say every day.

Her words were full of hope and determination to make a difference in the lives of those who were going through similar struggles to her own.

In 2009, Petra founded Petra Kids Ministries (PKM), a non-profit organization committed to restoring hope and building dreams for children in Uganda. PKM’s mission was to empower children in Uganda, and through their work, they established the Petra Christian School.

The school provides a nurturing environment where children receive a quality education and are empowered to become self-sufficient through employment and entrepreneurship. The organization believes that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and is committed to equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in life.

Through Petra’s promise and PKM’s commitment to education and empowerment, hope is being restored and dreams are being built for the children of Uganda. PKM’s vision is to create a Christian environment where students are valued, challenged, and grounded in Biblical principles, providing them with opportunities for a brighter future.

Today, Petra’s promise lives on through PKM’s work, changing the lives of children who once had little hope. Petra’s promise to her fellow orphans has been fulfilled, and her impact on the world will continue to inspire and empower others for years to come.

Event Details

December 1st, 2023

The Stephenson Hall, First Presbyterian Church – Tulsa. 

700 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119. 

Time: 6 PM


International Children’s Dance Group

The Mara-Gen African Fest 2023 event will showcase traditional East African dances performed by talented the international children, providing a glimpse into the vibrant culture of Uganda specifically.

All funds raised will benefit the PKM Student Scholarship Program and support the mission and vision of Petra Kids Ministries.

East-African Community Fashion Show & Dance

Join us for an evening of vibrant colors, exquisite designs, and a cultural celebration at the Mara-Gen African Fest 2023. This event aims to showcase the rich diversity and talent of East Africa while raising funds for the PKM’s Scholarship Program. Be prepared to be enthralled by captivating fashion show, live music, and a delicious cuisine. 

African cuisine &

Hors D’oeuvres

You are invited to indulge in a delightful evening of African cuisine at the PKM Mara Gen African Fest 2023. Experience the rich flavors of chicken stew infused with authentic African herbs and spices. Accompanying this exquisite dish will be fragrant biryani rice, perfectly fried plantains, freshly made chapatis (flat bread) and beef /vegetable Samosas. To complete this culinary journey, our chef has crafted a special drink that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Join us for a memorable evening of African flavors and hospitality.

All funds raised will benefit the PKM Student Scholarship Program and support the mission and vision of Petra Kids Ministries.