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 in the aftermath of World Water Day, (March 22nd) and aimed to bring awareness to the growing clean water crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Over 300 guests stepped out in sparkling gowns and suits in support of FACE Africa’s work and mission and helped raise $165k.
Proceeds from this year’s WASH Gala will be used to expand FACE Africa’s mission beyond Liberia as well as support the organization’s WASH in Schools (WinS) Program, an initiative in partnership with the Liberia Ministry of Education to improve the future of school-children across Liberia through the provision of safe water and hand washing and sanitation facilities in schools.
FACE Africa’s work in Liberia below:
FACE Africa’s mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to some of the most remote parts of sub-Saharan Africa and has been working in Liberia for the last 6 years. To date, FACE Africa has completed 50 community WASH projects directly benefiting 25,000+ people in rural Liberia.
Photo Credit: Keiko Hiromi, Cali York & Aida Malik Photography