A silent auction with a difference is scheduled for Canberra.
It is hoped that the event will boost the operations of a non-profit charity that works to empower orphans and other vulnerable girls and women in Afghanistan through education, food and clothing.
The ZamZam Foundation was established in Afghanistan in 2019 by a former member of the Afghan Parliament, Dr. Nilofar Ebrahimi.
Dr. Ebrahimi, who is also a medical specialist and activist, was once an orphan herself.
Dr Ebrahimi’s husband, Asif, and their five children, all under the age of eighteen, arrived in Canberra seven years ago.
She joined her family in Canberra seven months ago.
ABC Radio Canberra’s Adrienne Francis spoke to Dr Ebrahimi and her friend from Canberra Felicity Banks, who is secretary of the ZamZam Foundation as well as founder of Canberra’s Castle of Kindness Refugee Sponsorship Group, about the difference they hope to make by working together.
The ZamZam Foundation Australia launch and fundraiser will take place from 7 p.m. on June 11 at Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre.
The event will showcase Afghan cuisine, fashion and art with a silent auction and a live performance by Canberra singer and songwriter Fred Smith.
For more details: Search the Humanatix online site for “ZamZam Foundation”.
Where: ZamZam Foundation Australia Launch & Fundraiser, Canberra, June 11 | Humanitix
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