September 15, 2019 South Sudan NEWS PORTAL

VANCOUVER – Canada based Obakki Foundation, a charity that focuses on providing clean water and education in Africa, together with angel investors raised $400,000 (52,000,000 SSP) to help South Sudanese refugee women living in Bidibidi refugee camp in Northern Western Uganda.

100 women from the Bidibidi refugee camp whose portraits greeted the chauffeured guests at the fundraising event were the beneficiaries of the drive. 

The event is hosted annually is dubbed “White Envelope garden party”.

The event helps sustain the Obakki Foundation’s educational, clean-water and other sustainable projects in South Sudan and nearby nations, according to its website.

The Obakki Foundation founder Treana Peake, a high end fashion designer, welcomed former South Sudanese child soldier Emmanuel Jal who is now a Toronto-based singer, screen actor (The Good Lie), political activist and leadership lecturer at the event.

His maxim: “Turn your eyes inside yourself and, as you change, saturate yourself with information that can enhance your new skills.”

Women in Bidi bidi Guests at the White Envelope Party pose in front of the portraits of the 100 women targeted to benefit from the fundraiser
Guests at the White Envelope Party pose in front of the portraits of the 100 women targeted to benefit from the fundraiser

The money raised  will be earmarked for livelihood initiatives such as shea butter production, textile manufacturing and agricultural projects the women are engaged with.

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