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Kechie's Project and Bread and Roses High School Fashion Showcase in Harlem, NY
Kechie's Project's community efforts include organizing monthly cultural luncheons providing Guest Speakers to empower girls in our cultural group at the Bread and Roses High School.
By: Kechie's Project
The nonprofit organization provides mentoring for young African girls and their fellow students born in the United States by providing educational and cultural support promoting a better worldwide community.
With the assistance of the school's principal Dr. Rodney Lofton and Ms. Emma Thomas, the SAPIS Counselor of Bread and Roses School, cultural workshops and guest speakers are invited from inside and beyond the local community to visit the multicultural group. Foods from different cultures, African, French, Indian and American are introduced to the girls during each visit. The students are also involved in dialogue workshops to promote a better cultural understanding of their world and Kechie's Project has provided additional learning materials as well as clothing donated by designer Farai Simoye.
The girls in our multicultural group have requested an African and American inspired fashion show where they can model clothing themselves, which we proudly provide an opportunity for the group orchestrated by model Nnenna Agba and fashion designer Farai Simoyi, model scout Karen Lee of the Karen Lee Group.
Guest performers at the upcoming May 30th event will include singers Nicolette, with her new single, "I am not an Angel", Greg Banks with his new single "Brooklyn Girl" and Singer Rafiya with her single "I am an African."
Additional guest speakers are to be announced.
"It all starts with you"
Kechie’s Project is a unique nonprofit organization specifically focused on empowering underprivileged girls and providing them with educational resources. This takes place in both Nigeria and in the United States as well. Donations to Kechie’s Project provide direct financial support and resources to two schools in Nigeria and the organization also provides cultural awareness programs in New York City Schools. Kechie’s Project is dedicated to direct involvement with minimal administrative costs. This focused approach benefits selected children enabling their growth and providing them with future opportunity. The result is a positive effect on their community and our world community.
For further information on Kechie’s Project, event sponsorship, public appearances, partnerships or donations, please contact Frank Swinand at frank.swinand@