Michael Liebreich Hosts An Evening with Ishmael Beah - best-selling Sierra Leonean author and humanitarian
Please join us for an intimate book reading by Ishmael Beah 6pm on Sunday 25 March - in support of Project Bo.
Ishmael is a best-selling Sierra Leonean author and human rights activist, who rose to fame with his acclaimed memoir about his life as a Boy Soldier, A Long Way Gone. His most recent novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, was published in January 2014. He is also UNICEF's Global Advocate for Children Affected by Armed Conflict.
About Project Bo
An average of 17 babies die each month at Bo Government Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Sierra Leone. That’s approximately 25% of all of the babies admitted. Many of these deaths are caused by the lack of one basic provision – a reliable power supply. Small and premature babies require uninterrupted access to oxygen and baby warmers for their survival. Just a short time without either can, and does, kill.
Project Bo will purchase, install and maintain a 20kW solar and battery system to provide an uninterrupted 24/7 power supply to the oxygen concentrators and baby warmers at Bo Government Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This will safeguard the most vulnerable babies, who are reliant on life-saving equipment.
The event is free to attend however, please bring your cheque book. There are 75 tickets available and we are looking to raise £7,500 for Project Bo!
Date: Sunday 25th March
Place: Notting Hill. Details provided when you reserve a space!
Catering: Drinks and canapes will be servedTo reserve a space at this event email: Jo Jagger: firstname.lastname@example.org