On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, Manyatta Network will host its 3rd annual fundraising event themed “Manyatta Cares: Celebrating Our Heritage” at the St. Andrew Club in downtown Toronto. This one-of-a-kind event is dedicated to the celebration of entrepreneurship and philanthropy within the African Diaspora. Expect an evening of awareness, entertainment and networking in support of two amazing community organizations.

Manyatta Cares rests on our philosophy of active, productive and fun networking events and showcases individuals and organizations who are dedicated to serving our community. Manyatta is proud to announce that the network will partner with WoodGreen Community Services and the Canada Africa Partnership Network to fundraise for their respective initiatives.

WoodGreen Community Services (“Woodgreen”) is an umbrella organization that served the community for 75 years in providing affordable housing, helping newcomers to settle in Canada, and most especially in providing training to youths of African descent to help them find meaningful employment and have a positive impact in their community in Toronto. “Rites of Passage” (http://www.rites.ca/ ) the specific project we are fundraising for, brings 20 young people of African descent into responsible adulthood every year. Based in Parma Court, a social housing community in Victoria Village, one of Toronto’s “priority neighborhoods”, this 12 month program is based on a well-tested, internationally recognized afro-centric curriculum and includes volunteering, leadership training and employment.

Founded in 2013, The Canada Africa Partnership Network (“CAP Network”) facilitates partnerships between Canadian and African communities providing capacity building and resources to support locally developed, community-driven projects. Bridging Worlds Through Music (BWTM) supports efforts to provide free music education to youth in Geita, Tanzania. Operated by local teachers and musicians, BWTM-Tanzania aims to empower young people through music. Experiential group music lessons in Geita support youth in developing important life skills such as team-work, communication and creative problem-solving. Additionally, BWTM builds community capacity in Geita through training local teachers, promoting volunteerism and offering youth mentorship programs. (http://www.capnetwork.ca/aboutus/african-partnerships/ )

Manyatta Cares is humbled to have the opportunity to fundraise for these amazing initiatives. By coming together, the network in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa will be able to create a collective impact in Canada and beyond!

We look forward to an evening of celebration, connection, inspiration and of giving others the opportunity to live a fulfilling life and pursue their dreams.

The Gala will be followed by an After-Party on-site powered by Perle Noire Entertainment. Practice your best moves and plan to dance the night away

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