Thanks for a Successful Event!
The 20th Annual Celebration
Raised over $50,000!

Past Celebration was:
November 16th, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Little America, Salt Lake City, UT

Our November 16th 2019 20th Anniversary Gala was a huge Success! Thanks to all that attended and contributed! We had an evening of inspiration complete with dinner & Zambian entertainment. Thanks to Zambian Acapella Brothers & Ngoma Y' Africa, volunteer tables with hand made Zambian nativity scenes, material and more. We were touched by the sneak preview of a day in the life of teacher living in the bush which full documentary is coming soon! Thanks for celebrating two decades of empowering children through education with us.

PROGRAM

Festivities begin at 5:00

Meet our staff, wander through Zambian crafts, nativity scenes, sharing tables & more

Dinner 5:30- 6:30 Little America Hotel Ballroom Salt Lake City Utah

Entertainment 6:00- 6:30 Zambian Accapella Brothers and Ngoma Y’ Africa

Acomplishments & goals Slide show 6:30-7:00

Sneak preview of new DVD 7:00-7:30

Walk through tables 7:30 to 8:00

ENTERTAINMENT

The Zambian Acapella Brothers are a vocal ensemble that has been singing for over 20 years. Born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia these men sing traditional hymns, original verse, and inspirational songs in English and in their native languages. They have toured the United States spreading their culture and God’s love across the country. In addition to fantastic vocal harmonies their music is joyous uplifting and glorifying their Lord. Hearing them sing is an unforgettable experience!

Ngoma Y’ Africa is a non-profit organization comprised mostly of African refugees and their descendants who wish to share and express their culture with communities in Utah. Ngoma means song, dance, drum and storytelling. It is through these mediums that they perform and educate. By doing so they also preserve their African traditions and pass them to you. As these refugees have experienced the diaspora out of Africa, they have brought light to the world by sharing their love of life, evidenced in their faces as they perform. Their art has been medicine towards healing. Indeed, you will witness their love for their culture and for their families – an absolute tenant in their lives. Ngoma’s mission is to show that the more you learn about people’s culture, the more you realize we are all the same.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Meet our Master of Ceremonies Aaron Ng’ambi . . .

Aaron Ng’ambi was born & raised on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. He came to the USA to attend BYU-Hawaii in 2011. He graduated with a Degree of Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, with a minor in Public Management. Some of his favorite courses while in college include; Public Policy, Public Management, Constitutional Law & Business Law. Aaron is an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Kent & a recipient of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award. He is also an advisory board member of Women of Value, a reputable non-profit organization based in South Africa dedicated to inspiring, encouraging & empowering women & youth in Africa. Aaron Nga’ambi lives in Canton, Ohio & is currently a supervisor at Kent Elastomer Products, Inc. a leading company in lead manufacturing. Aaron has conducted & hosted various forms of meetings & events, he enjoys meeting people & making friendships.

Proceeds From The Celebration Went Directly To The Following:

Kasama Orphanage


A safe and secure place for orphans and local children to live and attend school. The land needed for this project has been secured, now we are working towards supplying the materials and manpower to get this built in 2019.

55 Small Business Opportunities


Witnessing firsthand the profound impact our small business support has had on the Kasama community we’ve decided to make this program a priority.  With only $10,000 we can create 55 small businesses to build the local economy.

Build a Bush School


Bush schools allow children to go to school in their own rural community (the Bush) so they don’t have to support themselves away from home at a boarding school, which is currently the norm in Zambia.