A children’s charity fighting for the empowerment of underprivileged girls is throwing a Valentine’s Day cultural fundraising dinner this Friday at Lambeth Town Hall.
Lambeth Mayor Adedamola Aminu, a strong supporter of Girl Child Network Worldwide (GCNW) will host the event at the assembly hall in a bid to raise more than £7000.
The London-based charity promotes the rights, empowerment and education of girls who are at risk of abuse, are living in unsafe areas and are economically disadvantaged.
Charity co-founder Muzvare Betty Makoni praised the work of Councillor Aminu and said he had greatly helped their campaigns against female genital mutilation and forced marriages.
“The mayor’s efforts are life changing and has created a better future for many girls,” she said.
“There will never be a time like this in the history of the charity.”
The charity has seen success in Zimbabwe and other parts of Africa and according to the Mayor GCNW seeks to help Nigerians who have been terrorised by Boko Haram.
“This is a leading organisation empowering and educating girls in Africa so it’s for a wonderful cause and one that is close to my heart,” explained Councillor Aminu.
“This will greatly held them to continue their great work, raise their profile and support them so that they can reach out to even more vulnerable people.”
The mayor has been recognised for his work with a nomination in the third Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award – an honour recognising outstanding politicians and diplomats who are representing civilian interests.
He has been nominated for his contribution to the growth and development of young people and minority communities beyond the borough of Lambeth.
Councillor Aminu said: “I’m very much looking forward to it and I believe it will be a successful evening,”
“In December it went exceedingly well – we raised over £3500 with seating only for 80 people so this should be an even greater success.”
Tickets cost £35 and include dinner and African entertainment.
To reserve places for the event contact 07946218192 or email
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