USA: Black-tie Affair for Schools in Africa

Black-tie Affair for Schools in Africa

MARCH 31, 2016  

Annual benefit raises funds for WFWP schools in Africa


On Saturday evening, February 13th, 2016, the Connecticut Chapter of Women's Federation for World Peace held their annual benefit for the Schools of Africa project. It was a sensational evening at the University of Bridgeport School of Art and Design. It was a black-tie affair and included a silent auction with something to delight everyone there. There were several performances including African dances courtesy of the University of Bridgeport African Student Association and several traditional African songs performed by the children of Bridgeport Hope Elementary School.

Guests were also treated to a fashion show of many vibrantly beautiful African dresses and matching headdresses, modeled by the students of the African Student Association and Bridgeport Hope School. 

WFWP Connecticut Chairwoman, Lena Yasutake, shared about the WFWFP USA-supported schools in Rwanda, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mozambique, Kenya, and Equatorial Guinea-their amazing accomplishments with the support of donors across the US and how much is still needed to continue inspiring the young minds who are the future of their respective countries.

All of the more than 60 guests were spiffed-up and smiling; enjoying appetizers, treats and beverages called mock-tails, all tastefully prepared by ladies who wanted to help raise funds for African children's education. Funds raised, thanks to guests and many donors, will provide WFWP-sponsored schools in African countries with the tools they need to make sure the next generation has the opportunity to be more prosperous and peaceful through education.