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The Hunger Project, a non-profit organization committed to ending world hunger and poverty, hosted its annual gala. Around 100 guests, both longtime supporters and fresh faces gathered at the Anthologist restaurant on November 21.
The project is committed to the sustainable end of world hunger and reaching 19 million people in Africa, South Asia and Latin America. In between dinner and dance performances, guests were able to discuss serious issues the organization is tackling across the globe.
The “Harambee” gala, which in Swahili means “coming together in unity” had a truly magnificent multicultural atmosphere. The host of the event was the charismatic Henry Bonsu, a former BBC journalist and director of Colourful Radio. Traditional African dances were performed by ACD arts, as well as Bollywood dancing from Flow Fuzion, and a fantastic performance by singer and harpist Lucinda Belle.
A live auction followed the musical performances. Prizes included a dining experience with a MasterChef champion, a weekend at a spa, a two-day Ferrari test-drive in Italy, and a “once-in-a-lifetime” trip to one of the Hunger Project program sites in Ghana.
The president and CEO of The Hunger Project, Åsa Skogström Feldt, also announced the UN launch of the Movement for Community-Led Development, which involves 19 different international organizations.
“As individuals and organizations committed to the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, we are calling for enhancing the power and capacity of communities to take charge of their own development,” she said in her speech. The movement aims to make it possible to end world hunger by 2030 thanks to joint efforts by governments, NGOs and donor agencies around the globe.
To find out more about The Hunger Project’s work towards the sustainable end of world hunger, check their website.
Photos: Mi Elfverson, True North Vision