Amandla Development NYC Benefit
Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Please join us for a concert by Max Wild to benefit Amandla's work in the Philippi community near Cape Town, South Africa.
Your entrance includes delicious hors d'oeuvres sponsored by Madiba Restaurant, beer by Brooklyn Brewery and wine sponsored by KWV and Solms-Delta wine farm. Suggested donation is $50.
You'll hear updates on Amandla's progress working with its Philippi Collective improving learning opportunities in Philippi. Our innovative model supports community-driven change. We're excited to share how we're building an eco-system that rallies around the youth to ensure they're fully supported for the academic success. There's a lot to celebrate!
When & Where
Amandla Development works to improve learning opportunities and outcomes by coordinating a cross-sector community partnership of effective leaders and building their capacity to drive change.
While improving the quality of schools is important, if children aren't ready to learn those improvements matter little. The reality in Philippi is that life is difficult, and students there bring those difficulties into the classroom with them. Those distractions are so heavy that only 30% of them will successfully finish high school and fewer than 10% will get through university.
Amandla Development coordinates a cross-sector community partnership in Philippi where schools, government departments, NGOs, youth groups and others collaborate to ensure that Philippi's youth are fully supported to be ready to learn and succeed.