Just Like My Child Foundation presents its 7th Anniversary Dinner and Celebration at BiCE Ristorante on October 24, at 6pm, to applaud the organization’s success and help it reach its ambitious goals. Enjoy a four-course meal and cocktails prepared by executive chef, Mario Cassineri. The evening will include a performance by a four-member teen band called BoomBap, a commemoration honoring top donors and the recipient of this year’s Empowering Women Award, and a VIP happy hour hosted by Monica Nyiraguhabwa, a Ugandan mentor with the Girl Power Project. Tickets are $250 each. (www.justlikemychild.org/anniversary)
Just Like My Child’s Girl Power Project empowers women and girls in Uganda to thrive through better education, reduced early pregnancy, premium maternal healthcare, microfinancing, and more. Just Like My Child trains girl mentors in lessons of human rights, healthy relationships, self-confidence building, and understanding their own bodies with the hope they will educate peers. Through Just Like My Child’s Girl Power Project, the goal is to have 100 communities train 100 girls each to be mentors. These mentors will then go back to their communities and teach 100 girls each, thereby reaching a total of 1 million vulnerable girls in the developing world by 2017. Programs, including the Girl Power Project, Project Justice and Project Keep A Mother Alive, empower communities by each village and foster the development of their own solutions to sexual abuse and unwanted advances in rural Uganda.