The fundraising dinner for the Joyce Banda Foundation organized through the African Union, African Diaspora Health Initiative (AU-ADHI) and African Legacies Foundation was a success. The Joyce Banda Foundation is a primary and secondary school in Malawi founded by Joyce Banda in 1997. Its primary focus is education and sustainable development. In response to the needs of the rural community, it grew into a multi-faceted organisation. The total funds raised are still being calculated, but the fundraising dinner included a great comedy act, outstanding food, live music, and a silent auction.
The dinner’s guest speakers included Davisdon County District 19 Councilwoman Erica Gilmore, Chair of the AU-ADHI, Dr. Arikana Chihombori, African Legacies Foundation founder, Kwame Ahima, and founder and current president and CEO of Nashville International Center for Empowerment, Dr. Gatluak Thach. While in Nashville, President Dr. Joyce Banda had the opportunity to visit Meharry Medical College where she spoke to future medical professionals, meet with the new CEO of Metro General Hospital, and had plans to meet with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Office. Outstanding photos were taken by Matt Hankins during the dinner. “I enjoyed myself” explained Malikah Hylton, Managing Partner of Hoshana Management Group, “and I believe the overall mission of awareness creation and fundraising was accomplished.” If you are open to donating to the development of the Joyce Banda Foundation, visit http://www.joycebandafoundation.com/.