GAIO World‘s Jacqueline Prairie had a fundraiser on Dec 3 to raise money to finish the Cultural Center and Library her org is working on building in Akwatia, Ghana. The event raised 2000 dollars towards the funding goals of the for the building completion.
While the event did not raise as much as we would have liked to help get the building process going, I saw the event as a success. It demonstrated a capacity to bring people together for a unique cultural and social exchange that’s out of the ordinary, everyday grind and routine. For me the cultural highlights of the event included: the chance to see magnificent African handcrafts; sample wonderful West African food and; socialize with some of the amazing people in Jacqueline’s network.
I became aware of her work through her contacting me via LinkedIn. She learned of me through a colleague that I had worked with via oneVillage Foundation – Jacob Odame – in Ghana. Jacob is her IT advisor.
The fundraiser was located at Fixtures Living and that was a bit of a surprise in terms of seeing a level of opulence and luxury in interior design that I am not used to seeing.
Fixtures Living has events at night at the store so that makes the faux cafe/bar area more interesting, innovative and functional.