THE LESEDI LA BATHO ART AUCTION
— empowering women to design their own future —
Lesedi la Batho NGO proudly presents the first ever Lesedi la Batho Art Auction Fundraiser – “empowering women to design their own future” in November 2019.
Lesedi la Batho is a faith-based NGO that seeks to inspire, empower, motivate, engage and equip the youth and the community at large through sport, education, skills training, social enterprise development, community wellness, arts and culture. Lesedi la Batho maintains a strong focus on uplifting women and children living in adversity, and to promote socio-economic opportunities in order to see women become purposeful, self-sustaining and independent.
The purpose of this event is to raise funding to sustain Lesedi la Batho’s free services upskilling and empowering vulnerable women in the Mabopane community, to promote local artists and cultural appreciation, and to celebrate the close of a successful 2019 together with our valued partners, supporters and friends.
The event also commemorates the international awareness campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which challenges violence against women and children. The campaign runs every year from 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) until 10 December (Human Rights Day). We invite our local network to participate actively and collectively in this significant campaign by taking our hands in the fight to empower women together.
The Lesedi la Batho Art Auction Fundraiser endeavours to be a contemporary, social evening event in Pretoria hosting a silent auction of a variety of local artists’ work, live performance entertainment, food and beverages, and an enjoyable networking environment.