ATLANTA (July 22, 2013)– The African Awards is an annual event sponsored by Hope of Africa, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization headquartered in Atlanta, GA which is focused on community development through education and empowerment. This year we are pleased to announce that the Humanitarian Award Recipient is The Carter Center.
The Carter Center called international attention to the need to eliminate the Guinea worm disease by providing technical and financial assistance to national programs. The disease, which once afflicted over 3.5 million people, has seen a reduction by more than 99% due, in part, to the continued work of The Carter Center. In addition, the organization has also launched the Development and Cooperation Initiative, a multiyear effort to help reduce poverty in Mali. The Carter Centers continued efforts to contribute to the advancement of Africans as well as Africans of the Diaspora exemplifies the selfless contribution made by them and all selected nominees.
Each year the African Awards showcase and recognize the talents of people of African descent who have made positive and selfless contributions to the improvement of Africans as well as those of the Diaspora. Recognizing some of the Diasporas emerging talents, achievements, and leading organizations, the African Awards donates a portion of its proceeds to the Hope of Africa Organization in their continued determination to provide education scholarships funds and school and medical supplies to orphans and the underprivileged in West Africa.
Nominees are industry experts like Educator of the Year contender Rashid Brown , Learning Chief of Kingdom Fortunes Development Group (KFDG), a for-profit education and learning Logistics Company. African Publication candidate Trendy Africa, an award winning lifestyle and entertainment magazine focused on reporting, documenting, and presenting positive values and attributes of Africa, Africans in the world at large, and Fashion Designer of the year nominee, Mamasoe Aruna of rising Sierra Leone based line YEAMA , a women’s ready-to-wear and couture line often described as exquisite and elegant. The line infuses cultural influences through usage of traditional fabrics and illustrates the diversity of the African aesthetic. The ceremony will also present awards to outstanding individuals within the medical, entertainment, and diplomatic industries.
Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 31, at 9pm and will be held at the Georgia Public Broadcasting Studio located at 260 14th Street, NW, Atlanta, Ga., 30318. Guests will delight in live entertainment, cocktails and hors d’oeuvers and following the ceremony recipients, nominees and attendees can enjoy the official African Awards after party.
For more information about nominees or to purchase tickets online, please visit africanawardsusa.com or facebook.com/africanawardsusa.