Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and David Oyelowo (Selma) will be honored by the GEANCO Foundation at its annual Impact Africa fundraiser!
According to PR Newswire, the event, which will be held in Hollywood on Monday, September 21, 2015 at Sunset Gower Studios, will raise awareness and raise funds for vulnerable women and children in Nigeria. Chiwetel and David will receive GEANCO’s Global Promise Award for their commitment to provide better education for Nigerian children.
“We are thrilled to honor two men who have given back in such a profound way to our shared homeland of Nigeria and who are such exemplary ambassadors of The GEANCO Foundation,” said Afam Onyema, GEANCO’s Co-Founder and COO. “Thanks to the generosity of the Los Angeles community and the support of our celebrity honorees and co-hosts, we will have the funds necessary to reach many more vulnerable communities in Nigeria and impact thousands of lives for the better.”
Proceeds from the event will go to Brightland Academy in southeast Nigeria and the Girls’ Government Science School in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The money raised will help pay for computers books, and other school supplies for teachers and students, as well as clothing and medicine. Donations will also assist with medical care and mental health support for young girls who suffered at the hands of terrorist group Boko Haram.
Congrats to both Chiwetel and David for this great honor!
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