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Afrika Fifty6 Presents: AfroBeat LA Day Party

AFROBEAT LA

Hosted by Mrs. Dunnie OH! & Lifestyle Artist Ron Bass

Afrobeat LA is a dance party put together by Afrika Fifty6 and its partners, to raise funds for “Project Uganda”. Project Uganda is a mission to provide better living conditions for the children at the “Bless A Child Foundation” in Kampala, Uganda.

Music: DJ Diesel

Dress Code: Fashionable

Tickets: Early Bird tickets are $10 and at the door tickets will be $20 but if you bring any art or school supplies entry will be discounted to $15.
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This event will also feature work by Solomon Adufah, a Chicago based Artist who was born in Ghana/West Africa. His discipline of art is portrait based with very vibrant colors. His portrait paintings captures expressions and emotions of his subjects. More importantly, it celebrates culture and tradition through the unique lives of the individuals he uses as subjects.
www.adufahart.com
@solomonadufah

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Project Tanzania’s Success

Over the last week, Afrika Fifty6’s founder, Sam Desalu has been in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania at the Ijango Zaidia Orphanage Center. During his time there, he met with the children and staff at the orphanage, while providing extremely necessary items for sustenance and cultivating great relationships.  On the first day, Sam met the children, all of whom were extremely welcoming and excited to meet him.

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Over the next few days, Sam distributed much-needed school supplies to the children. including pencils, pens, erasers, notebooks, folders, etc. The supplies were collected over the last year through generous donations to Afrika Fifty6. The children were extremely excited to receive their supplies, and will have enough not only for this year, but also for several years going forward.  These donations will greatly impact the children’s organization. This would not be possible without the generosity of those who support Afrika Fifty6, and have supported Project Tanzania over the last year.

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In addition to school supplies, Afrika Fifty6 was also able to  provide the orphanage with opportunities for sustainable growth. This began with a luxury they have not had in a while: meat. Because the price of meat is often high, eating meat is a luxury the orphanage cannot afford to provide to its children. Sam provided enough meat to last the orphanage a month, and also provided the orphanage with goats to breed to provide a sustainable means of having meat over time. This is to ensure that once the month’s supply runs out, the children and staff at the orphanage will still have a way of enjoying meat in the future. In addition to the goats, Sam also built at chicken coop for the orphanage and equipped it with three hens and a rooster to generate income in the future. Because eggs are often pricey in Dar Es Salaam, selling eggs can be a profitable business for the orphanage. The plan is to breed the chickens, and sell eggs to local stores in the area.

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In addition to sustenance items and school supplies, Afrika Fifty6 also received valuable donations to provide the children at the orphanage with even more to enjoy. First, MyVice Sweats clothing line donated t-shirts and more to the children at the orphanage. Furthermore, talented artist John Born donated paintings to the orphanage that will be hung in the orphanage’s common area, where the children do their homework and play.  Last but not least, The Praduc Group generously donated speakers, which the energetic children greatly enjoyed, as they love to dance. These donations were immeasurably appreciated by the orphanage, and brought smiles to the children’s faces.

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The success of Project Tanzania would not have been possible without all of those who support Afrika Fifty6. Thank you to all who attended the Project Tanzania Fundraiser last year, those who donated items for the children, and all those who sent kind words and encouragement. Is is through your support that Afrika Fifty6 is able to assist organizations in great need, raise awareness, and conduct service trips.  Afrika Fifty6 also sends a huge thank you to the children and the staff at the Ijango Zaidia Orphanage Center for their hospitality, positivity, and beautiful spirits.

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Project Tanzania – Afrika Fifty6 is Headed to Dar es Salaam

Last year, Afrika Fifty6 launched Project Tanzania, aimed to support the Ijango Zaidia Orphanage Center located in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. On August 16, 2014, Afrika Fifty6 partnered with critically acclaimed photographer Shamayim to raise proceeds for Ijango Zaidia. As a continued effort of the ongoing Project Tanzania, Afrika Fifty6 will be traveling to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania  on February 1, 2015 to provide the Ijango Zaidia Orphanage Center with essential materials to improve the lives of the orphans the organization supports.

Ijango Zaidia was officially founded in 1996 by Zaidia Nuru Hassan Ijango  as the result of a Lake Victoria ferry accident. On May 21, 1996, the MV Bukoba capsized, killing more than 1,000 people, many of whom were parents. As a result, many children were left without families. Zaidia Nuru Hassan Ijango took it upon herself to take care of the children affected by the tragedy, and children who lost their parents in other ways.  The word “Zaidia”, which coincidentally loosely translates to “support”, is a fitting name not only for the organization itself, but for its leader’s generous heart. In addition to her providing the children with shelter and family, she also uses her earnings from informal jobs to purchase materials for the benefit of the orphanage.

Currently, the orphanage provides several services to its constituents, including basic necessities such as food, shelter, school fees, and health care. Additionally, Ijango Zaidia provides orphans with personal guidance, and general emotional support. Like any other nonprofit, the organization is in continuous need of resources to sustain its growing needs. As Ijango Zaidia’s website indicates, they are in continuous need of financial support to rent facilities, and basic amenities such as beds, mattresses, mosquito nets, and school supplies.  As Project Tanzania continues, Afrika Fifty6 hopes to be able to meet some of these needs, and improve the lives of the organization’s leaders, the orphans supported by the center, and the community at large.

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For Our Girls of Nigeria Benefit Concert

Friday May 30th 2014 stars from all over Hollywood joined Afrika Fifty6 in raising not only awareness but thousands of dollars to aid the girls of Nigeria.

The legendary Stevie Wonder attended and shared his remarkable voice with the audience. Tyrese’s co-stars from The Fast and the Furious, Vin Diesel and Ludacris also joined in the evenings festivities. Countless starlets walked the red carpet as well.

There was an evening full of performances and good energy, all to promote awareness for an even bigger cause.

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