UNICEF will present its first Gala event in South Africa to to leverage their support to enhance care and protection of children from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Unicef said its inaugural fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency Hotel‚ in Rosebank‚ Johannesburg on May 6‚ “is a VIP event that will help catalyze further investments for children in need”.
Quantico star, Priyanka Chopra who is also UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador will be in attendance at the gala event set to highlight the challenges faced by children affected by violence. Ms. Priyanka Chopra served as a UNICEF national Ambassador in India for nearly ten years and was recently appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
The Gala Dinner will be a key public advocacy moment to call on everyone in South Africa to end violence against children and to create circles of care and protection in their homes and communities. While South Africa has made impressive socio-economic progress, these achievements still need to be translated into gains for some of the country’s most vulnerable children.
Four tables‚ at R75 000 each‚ have been reserved‚ while another table is available at R50 000 and seats at R5000 each.
The event will be moderated by UNICEF South Africa Ambassador Jo-Ann Strauss and will feature a fashion show by designer Gavin Rajah, also a UNICEF South Africa Ambassador.
In addition, there will be a live auction where funds raised will go towards the child protection programmes of UNICEF South Africa.