Escape to Zanzibar: Thank you for a successful night to remember!

Guests were greeted at the door with rich African music and dance as Asante Africa Foundation’s biggest night of the year began on Saturday, November 12th. The sold out event boasted an evening filled with laughter, dance, music, traditional African fare and incredible generosity.

Amid the cool November evening, Asante Africa supporters were unified for one purpose: to create change and opportunity for East African children through quality education.

Orion School Students

The evening included the presentation of the first “Power of WE” award to Orion Alternative School, located in Redwood City, CA. In April 2011, the students of Orion held a Walk-A-Thon to raise funds for desks at one of our partnering schools in Kenya. Students raised $3500 during their Walk-A-Thon, enough to provide approximately 100 desks for students at Montonyak Primary School!  For their commitment and the size of their hearts, Asante Africa Foundation was proud to honor Orion School!

An authentic family-style African dinner followed as CEO/Founder, Erna Grasz led us on a journey, profiling Asante Africa’s community, achievements and the anticipation of the road ahead.

Dancers and musicians from Cheza Nami Foundation delivered energetic and festive performances that engaged and entertained.

Escape to Zanzibar was a successful and memorable event for all in attendance and more importantly for the future of East African students!

If you weren’t able to ‘Escape with us to Zanzibar,’ you can still join us in creating quality education for East African children. Click here and learn how.

Watch the exclusive video that was presented at the event here.

Don’t miss out! View the event photos here.


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