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Passion for Motherland presents a vibrant night of live music, fashion and poetry

PASSION FOR MOTHERLAND – a vibrant night of live music, fashion and poetry!

Lisette Mibo is an award winning Congolese model based in the United Kingdom and organiser to “Passion for Motherland”, a fundraising event bringing together an eclectic mixture of live music, poetry and fashion showcase for a deserving charitable cause. A platform created to bring like-minded individuals together to celebrate, network and discover new talent, at the same time to raise funds and awareness. For Mibo; it's heartbreaking knowing that her beloved nation (DR Congo) knows very little stability with a low quality of living; including poor education system, poor health services and many more ills, despite the country being one of the countries in the world with the richest soil, not forgetting millions of children and their families whom are victims of ills brought by decades of war. As a result, she is determined to use her talent and any given platform to raise conscious awareness about the challenges facing her Country and one way she can achieve this, is to get her fellow industry connections to support peace and stability in her motherland by participating at this event.

The event will take place on the 22nd of August 2014, at the Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, London. Fashion designers from different backgrounds and cultures are to showcase their work throughout the night, raising funds for the organisation “Menelik Education” where model: Lisette Mibo serves as a Good-Will Ambassador.

Menelik Education was founded in 2006 by Dr Theodore Menelik-Mfuni a Congolese citizen living and lecturing in Cambridge to help his motherland but also Cambridgeshire communities. Menelik Education is a community-based organisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the UK, with the goal of spearheading community-driven development initiatives to empower those in need in the local villages. They achieve this by providing services and assistance for the right livelihood of various groups in need of support through programme such as education, capacity-building, organic farming projects, art and clay works, computer services, Eco-tourism & environmental protection, community managed microfinance, entrepreneurship development, orphans and vulnerable children support.
For more info: www.menelikeducation.info

As well as entertainment on the night, light refreshments will also be served and guests will be invited to raise even more money through participation at the raffles and auctions that will be taking place throughout this eventful night.

Date: 22nd Aug 2014
Address: Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick London, E9 5JH.
Time: 7pm-10pm
Tickets: £10 in advance and £15 at the door
For more info, please contact us on passionformotherland@gmail.com

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