Have you ever wondered what a local philanthropy event looks like? The Zambian Governance Foundation (ZGF) recently launched its local philanthropy journey at an event on the 15th of March that was characterized my music, dance and singing. At the entrance participants were welcomed by the ever energetic Barefeet theatre that entertained guests on arrival.
Inside the venue, sentimental quotes covered in African print material were hung around the walls while other parts of the walls were covered with local translations of the word giving. Lighting up the room was an eye-catching banner stitched in African print wording that read #ShiftThePowerZambia.
Meanwhile, the fresh aroma of roasted groundnuts, cassava and sweet potatoes kept people salivating as they waited for the event to kick off. The event was not a typical experience where people mix and mingle over fancy snacks and beverages at a flamboyant place. The whole set-up brought a strong sense of authenticity of what we can call “proudly Zambian”.
Barbara, the CEO of ZGF, provided feedback to Barefeet:
"We really liked the performance on Thursday, from my perspective it was the best. The audience loved it and they keep referring to the perfect harmony between acts and statements. I particularly loved the very end of the performance."
To find out more about the Zambian Governance Foundation and what the event entailed visit their Facebook page via the link.