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Passion For Motherland Returns To London

 

Founded by Congolese Supermodel Lisette Mibo in London, Passion for Motherland (PFM) mission is to empower street children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, specifically in its capital Kinshasa. This empowerment movement occurs through the provision of shelter, education, healthcare, rehabilitation and family mediation programmes, as well as economic tools such as micro-economic loans.

In its 4th-edition now, Passion for Motherland (PFM) is getting ready for its annual fundraising event this summer in the metropolitan city of London, on Saturday, 20th August 2016 – from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm – at the Holiday Inn Hotel Regents Park.

Moved by the urge to put people together, Founder Lisette Mibo and the entire team behind her is aiming to raise funds and build awareness around the cause of street children in the DR Congo. For the past three consecutive years, Supermodel Lisette Mibo aims to further support existing charities running empowering projects at grassroots level in her home-country. Changing the narratives, through charity, the Congolese Model turned Humanitarian will once again bring crowds together, help showcase new talents in the Fashion, and Cultural industries, help entertain the guests while raising money for the night.

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The 4th edition of Passion for Motherland (PFM) will be a combination of a vibrant fashion show with live music, powerful poetry and a variety of specialist African stalls.
This year’s showcase is particularly important because all funds raised will be dedicated to supporting two projects:

– The initial construction of our very own shelter in Kinshasa, which will provide a safer environment for up to 300 street children over the next 3 years;
– Supporting Charité et Secours (CHARISECOURS), one of the organisations already helping street children on very limited budget.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PASSION FOR MOTHERLAND:

Tickets: Standard £25 – Front row/VIP: £50 – Limited VIP Tables: £100

For tickets information: www.passionformotherland.org /event@passionformotherland.org

 

PASSION FOR MOTHERLAND – A vibrant night of live music, fashion and poetry!

Awards-winning Model, Lisette Mibo, will be hosting the second edition of the “Passion for Motherland” event. Based in the United Kingdom, she had made it her mission, since last year, to introduce a brand new fundraising event in the UK bringing together an eclectic mixture of live music, poetry and fashion showcase for a deserving charitable cause.

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Hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lisette Mibo has took it upon herself to change lives of children in her homeland for the better. The “Passion for Motherland” event is a platform created by young talented African women with the goal to bring like-minded individuals together to celebrate, network and discover new talents.

“It’s heartbreaking knowing that my beloved nation (DR Congo) knows very little stability with a low quality of living; including poor education system, poor health services and many more ills, despite the country being one of the countries in the world with the richest soil, not forgetting millions of children and their families whom are victims of ills brought by decades of war. As a result, I am determined to use my talent and any given platform to raise conscious awareness of the challenges facing my Country and one way I can achieve this, is to get my fellow industry connections to support peace and stability in my motherland by getting them involved at this upcoming event,” said Mibo.

The event will be  taking place on the 22nd of August 2014, at the Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, London. Fashion designers from different backgrounds and cultures are expected to showcase their work throughout the night, raising funds for the humanitarian organisation “Menelik Education” where model Lisette Mibo serves as a Good-Will Ambassador.

Menelik Education was founded in 2006 by Dr. Theodore Menelik-Mfuni a Congolese citizen living and lecturing in Cambridge to help his motherland but also Cambridgeshire communities. Menelik Education is a community-based organisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the UK, with the goal of spearheading community-driven development initiatives to empower those in need in the local villages. They achieve this by providing services and assistance for the right livelihood of various groups in need of support through programme such as education, capacity-building, organic farming projects, art and clay works, computer services, Eco-tourism & environmental protection, community managed microfinance, entrepreneurship development, orphans and vulnerable children support. For more info on the foundation, please visit: http://www.menelikeducation.info

 

SAVE THE DATE:

PASSION FOR MOTHERLAND

Join Lisette Mibo on: 22nd Aug 2014
Where: Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick London, E9 5JH.
Time: 7pm up to 10pm
Tickets: £10 in advance and £15 at the door
For additional information, kindly contact the organizers via email at  passionformotherland@gmail.com

 

 

Tropics Magazine presents “Passion For Motherland” 2014 hosted by Award-Winning Model Lisette Mibo !

Lisette Mibo - Model www.lisettemibo.com Team: Justine-Louise Photography Styled and directed by Madeleine Laini MUA: Karen Salandy
Lisette Mibo – Model
http://www.lisettemibo.com
Team:
Justine-Louise Photography
Styled and directed by Madeleine Laini
MUA: Karen Salandy

Join us on the 22nd Aug 2014 at the Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, Hackney London, to celebrate a great night of fashion, live music and poetry!

PASSION FOR MOTHERLAND – a vibrant night of live music, fashion and poetry!

Lisette Mibo is an award winning Congolese model based in the United Kingdom and organiser to “Passion for Motherland”, a fundraising event bringing together an eclectic mixture of live music, poetry and fashion showcase for a deserving charitable cause. A platform created to bring like-minded individuals together to celebrate, network and discover new talent, at the same time to raise funds and awareness. For Mibo; it’s heartbreaking knowing that her beloved nation (DR Congo) knows very little stability with a low quality of living; including poor education system, poor health services and many more ills, despite the country being one of the countries in the world with the richest soil, not forgetting millions of children and their families whom are victims of ills brought by decades of war. As a result, she is determined to use her talent and any given platform to raise conscious awareness about the challenges facing her Country and one way she can achieve this, is to get her fellow industry connections to support peace and stability in her motherland by participating at this event.

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The event will take place on the 22nd of August 2014, at the Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, London. Fashion designers from different backgrounds and cultures are to showcase their work throughout the night, raising funds for the organisation “Menelik Education” where model: Lisette Mibo serves as a Good-Will Ambassador.

Menelik Education was founded in 2006 by Dr Theodore Menelik-Mfuni a Congolese citizen living and lecturing in Cambridge to help his motherland but also Cambridgeshire communities. Menelik Education is a community-based organisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the UK, with the goal of spearheading community-driven development initiatives to empower those in need in the local villages. They achieve this by providing services and assistance for the right livelihood of various groups in need of support through programme such as education, capacity-building, organic farming projects, art and clay works, computer services, Eco-tourism & environmental protection, community managed microfinance, entrepreneurship development, orphans and vulnerable children support.
For more info: http://www.menelikeducation.info

As well as entertainment on the night, light refreshments will also be served and guests will be invited to raise even more money through participation at the raffles and auctions that will be taking place throughout this eventful night.

Date: 22nd Aug 2014
Address: Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick London, E9 5JH.
Time: 7pm-10pm
Tickets: £10 in advance and £15 at the door
For more info, please contact us on passionformotherland@gmail.com

FACE Africa 5th Annual WASH Gala

(TROPICS MAGAZINE) – Join FACE AFRICA on Wrld Water Day as the organization celebrates 5 Years and raises funds for clean water in Rivercess, Liberia.

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Since 2010, FACE Africa has implemented a host of water, sanitation and hygiene projects in rural Liberia that have benefited over 10,000 people. And this is just the beginning.

FACE Africa funds and implements sustainable clean water, sanitation and hygiene projects in Sub-Saharan Africa utilizing local labor, materials and resources. We place an emphasis on sustainability, gender equality, and local ownership. Learn More

 

 

Fashion Designers and Craft makers (FDC) Young Designer Awards 2013

Saturday 26 October 2013, 5pm-9pm the FDC Young Designer Awards showcases some of the newest and the brightest British and International fashion designers at the Upscale, Pullman London Hotel St. Pancras 100 -110 Euston Road London England NW1 2AJ.

cad3028db129182da14f8d37919e6d59This prestigious gala show and award ceremony will be hosted by BBC Broadcast Journalist, Chaz Harrison and Laragh de Burgh, to an audience of fashionista’s & media and promises to be our most exciting awards yet.

The FDC Young Designer Awards will be an evening filled with music, live talent, a catwalk fashion show, singers and dancers. We will have entertainment from The Show Performance Company a world-class Can-Can troupe who caused a stir on The Alan Titchmarsh Show last week.

 

The full panel of judges this year are:

Laura Bartlett the founding Editor of Urban Coco international who was recently featured on the BBC TV show Dragons Den.

Rachel Johnson, Course Lead Fashion Design Level 3 Gloucestershire College.

Akosua Annobil is the CEO of Fire Media UK and is the founder of Overground online magazine.

Philippa Eyland Gentle, RCA trained Milliner and tutor at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts.

Sam Davis a Director, Producer, Consultant, Fashion & Lifestyle Editor & Stylist and Creative Director of Lokation.

Sarah Gresty is a practising knitwear designer, working for designers such as Kenzo, Chanel, Balenciaga and is the Pathway Leader for Fashion Knit on the BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins.

Theo Omambala top international model gracing the catwalks of renowned designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen and Dolce Gabbana and Photographed by top photographer Nick Knight; is also the Founder/ Creative Director Theo’s Vision La Haute Culture.

 

Designers involved in this years awards and gala collections showcase are: Isaac Hall-Nixon, Kate Clark, Sumneema Rai, Karen Robins, Daisy Harris-Burland, KiKa Holanda, Lindsey Tait, Erwin Michalec, Szimonetta Szabó, Chanette Laing, Taslima Khan, Kevin Grove, Anoush Waddington, Tumisola Ladega, Abbie Miriam Ivy Smith, Tracey Cochrane, Rean Fisher, Melissa Anukem, Fayola Massiah, Barbara D’Altoe and Theresa Harnois.

 

The FDC Young Designer Awards is an exciting annual networking event that celebrates and rewards exceptional design talent, and identifies those who have the potential to break through the boundaries of creativity and become fashion leaders of the future. The awards is designed to raise awareness of multi-cultural cutting edge young designers, and is open to young people aged 9-25 years who have a passion for fashion, who have an ability to do intensive research and have a natural enthusiasm for the subject. Young fashion designers will be showing innovative garments inspired by the iconic Alexander McQueen. Radical Designers aged 21 years and over are also showcasing a collection. The prize for a winning Radical Designer is an opportunity to show a collection in Vancouver Fashion Week.

 

Joanna Marcella says, “The FDC Young Designer Awards promises to be truly diverse ceremony and an event not to be missed, not only will attendees be privileged to witness the collections of new up and coming designers of the future, winners will be selected for a chance to showcase in Fashion Designer Expo Florida, Maryland Fashion Week or Vancouver Fashion Week.”

 

We are raising funds for (ASSERT) Angelman Syndrome Support Education & Research Trusthttp://www.angelmanuk.org/

 

This cause is very close to Joanna’s heart; because her five year old grandson (Manasseh) has this condition, he was diagnosed with AS when he was three years old. Despite his condition Manasseh is always happy and always smiling; frequent smiling is a trait of this condition it is one the most common characteristic in children with Angelman Syndrome, they have the most infectious laughter and happy excitable demeanour

 

About Angelman Syndrome

Angelman Syndrome is a neuro-genetic disorder that manifests itself in the form of severe developmental and intellectual delay and is caused by the deletion or inactivation of genes on the chromosome 15 which is maternally inherited. This rare condition affects approximately 1 in 25,000 people and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 18 months and 6 years.

Irish actor Colin Farrell’s son has this condition and he is a passionate campaigner and supporter for finding a cure and raising awareness about Angelman Syndrome.

 

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Contact Joanna Marcella for more information and images.

Fashion Designers’ and Craft Makers Network
Young Designer Awards and Young Designer Show
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 647 102

Email: Joanna_marcella@hotmail.com

http://www.fdc-youngdesignerawards.com/

https://twitter.com/FDC_YDA

http://2013fdcyoungdesignerawards.eventbrite.com

 

General Ticket £15 + BF online, ticket at the door is £18. Doors Open: 4.45pm Dress Code: Smart

 

Tickets available here:

http://2013fdcyoungdesignerawards.eventbrite.com/

For more info email Joanna_marcella@hotmail.com or Tel: 07940 647 102.

 

Vancouver Fashion Week

Vancouver Fashion Week is a diverse and innovative fashion experience that features both emerging and established designers. It is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and the only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international award-winning designers from over 30 global fashion capitals.

TROPICS MAGAZINE & EVERGREEN MEDIA INC. TO LAUNCH TWITTER CHAT SERIES FROM AUGUST 24, 2013

TROPICS MAGAZINE & EVERGREEN MEDIA TO LAUNCH TWITTER CHAT SERIES FROM AUGUST 24, 2013

Tropics Magazine with its exclusive Partner, Evergreen Media Inc. to Support Worldwide Entrepreneurs and Personalities.

Courtesy of Tropics Magazine.
Courtesy of Tropics Magazine.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – Tropics Magazine (http://bit.ly/1a7Tsa2), first bi-lingual magazine from Africa with a cosmopolitan community, has teamed up with Evergreen Media Inc. (http://www.evergreenmediainc.com), an international media and entertainment corporation based in London-UK, to host Twitter series with world Entrepreneurs and international male/female personalities, etc.  Starting this August 24th, 2013, worldwide readers and followers can participate by tweeting their questions @TropicsMagazine using the hashtag #TropicsAndFriends during the scheduled time.

This weekly Twitter chat series or Twitter interviews will take place twice a month, and specifically on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Sessions will be hosted from 2:30pm – 3:30pm (GMT+1). This is to provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions to our selected guests (male and female professionals from all walks of life), and connect directly with them online via their social media handles or official websites. The goal is to break geographic barriers, celebrate the diversity and just have a good time.

Joining the Discussion

To participate, the public should sign into their Twitter accounts and submit a question @TropicsMagazine for the special guest using the hashtag #TropicsAndFriends. The special guest will respond to as many tweets and questions as possible. Questions can also be submitted in advance tweeting @TropicsMagazine. Individuals who do not have account on Twitter can still follow the chats by visiting the magazine’s Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/TropicsMagazineWorld?fref=ts

People interested in supporting the idea by partnering with us can contact us via email directly.

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DO NOT MISS THE UPCOMING #TROPICSANDFRIENDS CHATS

 

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Guest: Afua Sam / About: Multiple award winning and highly sought after Ghanaian fashion designer, AFUA SAM is the founder and brain behind STUDIO D’MAXSI, one of the fastest growing fashion houses based in the Washington, DC. Unique, innovative, and edgy AFUA SAM of STUDIO D’MAXSI, creates masterpieces for the chic and funky modern woman. Born to a family of six, remarkably self-taught Afua draws her creative inspiration from her late musician father and determination from her mother. She attributes her Ghanaian roots and rich culture as one of her many inspirations for the creation of her designs. Official website: www.studiodmaxsi.com

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Guest: Dunnie O. / About: In evolution every woman desires to become a woman of poise, quality and style while respecting the past that is deeply rooted in the principles of family and culture. Ms. Dunnie B. Onasanya (Miss Dunnie O.) a native of Gaithersburg, Maryland has achieved many feats regardless of the times and changes throughout her life. Coming up in the city of Washington DC politically influenced her to become the strong woman she is today. Being born to Nigerian Immigrants she was the first born of the union and was entrusted to the legacy and quality of her family name. As a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the historic Tuskegee University she obtained a dual degree in the areas of Business Administration and Sales/Marketing. She has entered the marketplace equipped with outstanding skills and knowledge in her field. After graduating from Tuskegee University she has relocated to Hollywood, California while striving to build her career in the entertainment industry as a Special Events Producer she is a dynamic creative force for building environments for quality interactions, interface and exchange. Official website: www.missdunnieo.com

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Guest: Sheree O’brien / About: Behind the glitz and glamour, the music industry is a tough industry to work in. What looks like a life of champagne and bright lights is straight-up hard work – if there’s one certainty it’s that behind every star there is a very hard-working manager.13 years of experience have made her a legend in the dance music scene. Ambitious, hardworking beauty accompanied by a super natural zest for success. At only 30yrs old, Sheree O’brien is a musical maestro who has since extended her amazing capabilities to all things entertainment. Website: www.splakavellis.co.za