Contributed by Hanna Mohammed
People to People Canada host a fundraiser Dinner in Toronto.
At an elegant dinner held at Daniels spectrum, the 18th annual People to People Fundraiser brought together a house full of supporters .
The night began with the smooth sounds of Don Naduriak and his jazz band coupled with a serving of traditional Ethiopian cusine .The Chair of P2P, Teferi Negussie recaped how P2P is “surviving and thriving” with a brief synopsis of the positive and impactful work that it continues to do in Ethiopia and locally, here in Toronto. The chair also shared the visions of P2P with new initiatives focusing on mental health in the Ethiopian community.
In an exceptional tie with P2P’s vision , the keynote speaker Dr. Clare Pane addressed thenissue of mental health among Ethiopians. The distinguished professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Pane, shared the significant partnership role she played in assisting with the establishment and development of the psychiatry program at Addis Ababa University.
In their eccentric performance, the Toronto based Hagere dance group had participants out of their seats dancing the night away.
By the end of the evening, after understanding the full extent of what P2P is doing internationally and locally, many were encouraged to donate and sponsor a child .
People to people Canada is a non profit organization based in Toronto that helps HIV orphaned kids in Ethiopia through child sponsorships.
Photo by Hanna Mohammed.