Brilliant is Beautiful - gala event in Dubai, attended by 400+ guests to raise funds to educate young women in 5 different countries. Hosts of the event were APJ Board Chairs Susan Sarandon and Ben Stiller, APJ Board member Madeleine Stowe, The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and British TV star, caroline Stanbury, who now resides in Dubai and who chaired the gala. Special performance by Natalie Imbruglia.
Special Event in Dubai in December 2018 in partnershi with Dubai Cares.
Directly supports secondary schools and educational progrrams that directly benefit young women
$36k to support Dubai Cares local projects
$25k to Shadhika Program in India (scholarships and leadership summit)
$25k to Hope North in Uganda (scholarships)
$25k to Academy for Peace & Justice in Haiti (scholarships)
$25k to Iqra Fund in Pakistan (scholarships)
$12.5k to All Hands & Hearts in Peru (scholarships)
About ‘Brilliant is Beautiful’: The Brilliant is Beautiful fund raises vital funding for educational programs serving some of the most needy young girls in Haiti, Pakistan, Peru and Uganda. In Haiti, APJ’s own programs provide scholarships to over 1,500 young girls via their ‘Academy for Peace and Justice’ high school and Artists Institute college. In Pakistan, the ‘Iqra Fund’ transforms the lives of remote rural girls previously destined to teenage marriage into the power behind their community’s new future. In Peru, the ‘All Hands and Hearts Fund’ bridges the gap from disaster to opportunity, rebuilding after their earthquake to provide a new high school helping hundreds of young girls gain diplomas and autonomous stewardship over their future. And in Uganda, the ‘Hope North’ home and secondary school provides an extraordinarily supportive safe space for young women to learn and thrive.
For this event APJ partnered with Dubai Cares. Dubai Cares provides children in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programs that aim to be integrated, impactful, sustainable and scalable. Since 2010, Dubai Cares has successfully launched education programs reaching over 18 million beneficiaries in 53 developing countries.
At our Dubai Gala we raised over US$433,000 for both our APJ and Dubai Cares.
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