Change the World in a Day is an annual event where Baylor Chapel students raise money for a charitable cause. Each Spring, the Worship staff chooses a charity that is close to the heart of Baylor and its students. During a special chapel service, a representative from the charity speaks to the students about the work they are doing to change the world in the name of Christ. An offering is taken up to benefit the charity, allowing chapel students an opportunity to participate in making the world a better place.
The event started in 2014 when members of Phi Kappa Chi approached Worship staff about raising money to build an education building and dining facility for Ugandan orphans through their philanthropy project I Love Orphans. The following year, chapel students raised funds to build a refugee camp in Iraq through their support of Billy Ray. Last year, chapel students raised funds to support a sports complex in Ghana that is teaching the love of Christ through basketball.
This year’s Change the World in a Day donations are supporting Daniel and Zippy Sindiyo’s ministry in Kenya. The charity was created to save girls from inhumane practices and offer them the opportunity to attend a boarding school near Nairobi. The Baylor University Men’s Choir has been supporting the girls for a few years. One of the girls, Viola, just got some of the highest score in Kenya on the standard college entrance exam. The money raised this year will be used to support more of them.