7th Annual WASH Gala Dazzles and Raises $165K (PICS)

Raises $165,000 for FACE Africa’s WASH Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

FACE Africa hosted its 7th Annual WASH, (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Gala on Saturday March 26, 2016 at NeueHouse Madison Square in New York City. The Gala took place on the heels of World Water Day, (March 22nd) and aimed to bring awareness to the growing clean water epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. 700 million people globally lack access to safe water supply sources, with 300 million people in Africa alone affected everyday.

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She’s the Boss: Saran Kaba Jones, FaceAfrica (Time Mag Feature)

The following article by Aryn Baker was featured in Time.com on June 3rd, 2016…

Saran Kaba Jones is ensuring that water flows in her native country of Liberia

Saran Kaba Jones -Photo Credit: Peter Hapak for TIME When Saran Kaba Jones returned to her native Liberia in 2008, after spending nearly two decades abroad as an ambassador’s daughter, she was unprepared for the mayhem wreaked by years of civil war. “I had seen it on TV, but seeing kids on the street, selling snacks to support their families instead of going to school, that made it real,” she says. A 26-year-old investor with the Singapore Economic Development Board at the time, Kaba Jones thought she could spend a month in country, launch an educational scholarship fund and leave knowing she had done something for a nation that had nurtured her until she was 7. Read The Rest

Jola House to Host its First Women’s Empowerment Benefit in NYC

Jola House, an organization located in Liberia that empowers women by providing them with gainful life and employment skills through training them how to design and sew bags and accessories; and produce creative home and interior décor amenities, will host its inaugural celebration to promote women’s empowerment on Saturday June 8, 2013 at 48 Lounge in New York.

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FACE Africa Annual Clean Water Gala Raises $75k to Build 15-20 Water Systems in Liberia (EVENT PICS)

FACE Africa, the clean water non-profit founded by Liberian-born Saran Kaba Jones held its 4th Annual Benefit Gala at Espace on Saturday, March 23rd. The event attracted close to 350 guests and raised $73,000, enough to build 15 – 20 clean water systems in RiverCess County, one of Liberia’s most marginalized and under-served counties. 

The 3-hour event included a cocktail reception, premium hosted bar and an art auction with pieces donated by Aroza Arts. Among the guests attending to support the clean water benefit were supermodel Oluchi Orlandi, actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, former Miss World Agbani Darego, and Ms. Lisa Lovatt-Smith, FACE Africa’s 2012 Honoree and founder of OrphanAid Africa.

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Dikembe Mutombo and NYC Young Professionals Host 4th Annual FaceAfrica Clean Water Gala

The 4th Annual Clean Water Gala Supporting Clean Water Projects in Liberia will be on Saturday, March 23rd at Espace New York.  The event boasts a decorated host committee including retired NBA all-star and four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Dikembe Mutombo.

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