Passion for Motherland Showcase combines a fashion show with music, dance and powerful poetry. We are very proud to announce that our 4th Annual fundraiser will take place this summer in London on Saturday 20th August 2016.
This year’s proceeds will be allocated to two projects:-
- Beginning of constructions of PFM’s very own Shelter Centre in Kinshasa, which will provide a safer environment for up to 300 Kinshasa street children over the next 3 years
- Supporting school fees for sixteen children at Charité et Secours (CHARISECOURS), our local partner organisation – which is currently helping children on very limited budget
As a visitor to Kinshasa, one thing you cannot fail to notice is the staggering number of children who have no home to go to.
The street is their home.
These vulnerable boys and girls try to make sense of their lives by wandering the streets aimlessly, searching for any kind of foster home. Some are orphans, while others have been abandoned by their families or had no choice but to flee their abusive families.
Unfortunately, the streets can be just as dangerous as their former homes – and this is what we want to change.
By building a safe haven for these children, Passion for Motherland (PFM) will help restore some dignity to their lives and give them hope for a better future.
In year one, we will partner closely with an established Kinshasa-based organisation called Charité et Secours (CHARISECOURS). Our plan is to build the initial PFM Centre, which will be able to help up to 300 street children.
The issues are huge, but with your help we will be able to positively transform these children’s lives.
Over the past three years, through PFM Showcase, we have entertained thousands of guests and raised a lot of money for organisations making a difference such as Panzi Foundation, Menelik and Save the Congo.
Now Passion For Motherland has defined its new mission, going forward, we will first focus on our Shelter for Street Children Project, before moving on to other ones. This first project will allow us to create a safe environment for street children in Kinshasa.