Renowned and award-winning seasoned female Zambian musician, Maureen Lilanda today performs at a charity event organised by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Solwezi to benefit refugee children and the aged.
The fundraising dinner dance has been organised by UNHCR Zambia in the context of commemorating World Refugee Day (WRD) under the local theme: 50 Years of Hospitality: Offering a New Beginning. WRD falls on June 20 every.
According to a statement by UNHCR, proceeds from the fundraising dinner dance will go towards refugee children and the aged in the two settlements of Meheba and Mayukwayukwa.
UNHCR has decided to fundraise for the aged and child refugees because of the special needs and challenges they encounter in the face of limited resources. Most of these refugee children are either orphans or from child headed households who are kept by UNHCR at special shelters.
The aged refugees, mostly those above 65, also need special care. The seasoned singer will perform at a dinner dance to be hosted at Solwezi’s plush Kansanshi Hotel, which has partnered with UNHCR to help alleviate the plight of the aged and refugee children.
“UNHCR would like to thank various organisations, such as Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Manda Hill, Kingdom Investments, JJB Electronics and many others, that have so far contributed to the cause of refugees in Zambia this year. UNHCR would like to call upon the private sector to partner with the agency and Government to care and protect refugees in Zambia,” read the statement
The dinner will be characterised by a variety of activities, including a raffle. Tickets for the dinner are going at K150, which can be purchased from UNHCR’s Solwezi Office.