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Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Second Annual Magic December Harambee Fashion Show: Featuring Augusta Creations, Ayiki's Creations, Giulia Designer, and Ydea Style

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. 

Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. 

Charity and love are the same - with charity you give love, 

so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.” 

― Mother Teresa

Those words best express and exemplify the spirit of those involved in the Harambee Gwassi-Kenya project. 

It is this same love and devotion that serves as the basis of foundation for the Harambee Gwassi-Kenya Schools in Kenya, Africa. It is about reaching out with your hands to help others in such a worthy, socio-economic cause as this.
This Second Annual Magic December Harambee Fashion Show was presented & directed by Bell Frayar.  

The fashion event was sponsored by Second Life's leading Fashion Designers - Augusta Creations, Ayiki's Creations, Giulia Designer, and Ydea Style.

Bell Frayar, Director
The purpose and intent of The Magic December Harambee Fashion Show was not just a means to exhibit some of the best and finest of fashion here in Second Life, but more importantly, it was intended to pay tribute to this holiday period and to serve as a Charity Auction to help benefit the building of Harambee Gwassi-Kenya Schools in Kenya, Africa. 

In the Swahili language, “Harambee” translates to “working together.” 

Through the Harambee Gwassi-Kenya project, both Italians and Africans work side-by-side with equal dignity.

 In the spirit of friendship and cooperation, they combine to promote this self-development program on the Nyandiwa Peninsula in Kenya. 

Here in Second Life, the Harambee Gwassi-Kenya project has found a home in at Bunny Isles. 
Paolo della Rosa wearing YDEA's Holden Tuxedo
It helps to serve as a support group as a global part of the Italian Kenyan Scout Development Project (IKSDP) 

Augusta Creation's Lapsis Turchese worn by Ms. Becky

The IKSDP's main aim is about improving the welfare among these Kenyan communities. 

Ms. Drago modeling the Fulvia Gown by Augusta Creations

The proceeds of this fashion show translated into real funds to help rebuild the Kitawa schools.

YDEA's monthly gift, The Merry Christmas Gown modeled by Ms. Becky

Its mission is to promote the social, cultural, and economic growth on the Nyandiwa Peninsula.

Augusta's Glenda White worn by Ms. Vita

The Nyandiwa Peninsula (Gwassi region) is on the shores of Victoria Lake. It is one of the poorest areas in all of Kenya.

Ms. Becky wearing China Red lingerie from Ayiki's Designs

Ms. Loredana Loring is the driving force behind this wonderful group of people. 

The Corina Gown by Giulia Design

Every donation received for this event was directed to her and then forwarded to the Harambee Group in Kenya.

Ms. Vita wearing Giulia Design's Red Sharon Gown
To promote by discovery some of the traditions and goals of this region of the world, Bunny Isles in Second Life is a re-creation of the eastern corner of the African Continent. 

Ms. Flora wearing Caress in Red from Ayiki Designs
It features a warm tropical beach and a village of authentic huts hosting virtual items such as African clothing and other cultural objects.

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