On November 23rd, 2014, Girl Up Initiative Uganda held our 2nd annual fundraiser in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.
We had much to celebrate from the past year, including:
Officially opening our office in the Luzira community, Uganda;
Receiving our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status;
And most importantly, impacting the lives of over 70 young girls and 10 vulnerable young mothers with important life skills trainings and economic empowerment programs.
At the fundraiser, we had the amazing live Afro-Cuban music and dancing led by Miguel Leon, tasty appetizers, delicious wine, and an informative talk by Kim, Deputy ED, and the showing of our recent short video by Leva Kwestany. It was an afternoon of dancing, conversing, learning and laughing!
Thank you to everyone who came and shared their magic as we move forward to 2015 with big plans for expansion!
A special thank you to the Chocolate Gallery who generously donated chocolates for all to enjoy.