I am excited to meet and celebrate our winners of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Fashion Awards 2020 through our online Award Ceremony to be held on 1st September at 14h UAE Time and welcome them to our newly established ‘Fashion with Purpose’ community.
The young African designers who win this award and previous awards have contributed to our cause by developing extraordinary creative designs that deliver strong and influential messages to empower infertile women and say ‘No to Infertility Stigma’.
In addition to felicitating the winners, I am looking forward to mentoring them on how to execute their designs.
Other than the winners, I would also like to invite young fashion talents from the continent to attend this Virtual Conference, in order to be a part of our “Fashion with Purpose” community and participate in our upcoming exciting initiatives to raise awareness and sensitize our communities about sensitive social and cultural issues such as; girls’ education, stop GBV and break infertility stigma; to be the voice of the voiceless.
My vision is to develop a community of young African Fashion Designers in order to catalyze a movement, that reaches and extends far beyond just fashion, and creates a culture shift, and be the voice of the voiceless in their communities
Young and upcoming African Fashion designers are welcome to attend the online ceremony. Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F81ZR023SYiwVWN1Co9qOw
Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej,
CEO of Merck Foundation
President of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother
Award Winners list
Here are the winners from Ghana in partnership with H.E. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother.
Here are the winners from Namibia in partnership with H.E. MONICA GEINGOS, The First Lady of Namibia and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother.
Here are the winners from Zambia in partnership with H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother.