Event | Lend A Hand Uganda USA Presents Night on the Nile to Benefit Vulnerable Children of Uganda In New York

Posted April 19, 2017 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Charity ~ 3,894 views


Lend A Hand Uganda USA (LAHU-USA) announces that its annual Night on the Nile will be held on Thursday, May 11 at the Scandinavia House in New York City. Celebrity performances include cabaret singer Natalie Douglas, the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, M’bira and Balaphone players, plus spoken word performances by students from the United Nations International School (UNIS). The proceeds will provide running water, sanitary bathrooms and daily lunch to Vulnerable pupils of the “ Mwerere Primary school” in Ugandan to help them learn and sustain brighter futures.

Night on the Nile to Benefit Vulnerable Children of Uganda

NEW YORK – April 11, 2017 – Lend a Hand Uganda USA (LAHU-USA) announces its upcoming Night on the Nile, an annual event to raise funds for the Mwerere Primary School in Uganda to bring running water and healthy lunch options to the. The event is slated for Thursday, May 11, 2016 at The Scandinavia House in New York City. The LAHU-USA Night on the Nile welcomes friends, supporters, sponsors, business owners, and U.N. dignitaries to an evening of food, drink, music, and entertainment. To attend, please visit

The Night on the Nile makes it possible for many at-risk children to find homes, receive education, and learn marketable skills. Harriet Zaffoni, founder of LAHU-USA and CEO of Harkiss Designs, a socially-conscious enterprise based in New York, explains, “Proceeds from the night are contributed to at-risk students in our adopted schools, helping maintain healthy conditions where learning can thrive.” Additionally, LAHU-USA helps fund and develop agricultural projects, such as growing mushrooms or raising rabbits for market, to allow families to become self-sustaining.

During the event, one of the two African Photo Safaris will be auctioned off.  Winners receive a package worth $6,000, including accommodations for two for 6 nights, meals and safari activities.  The cost of airfare and excursions are not included.  Raffle tickets can be purchased in exchange for a donation to LAHU-USA.  More information can be found at

The number of orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda stretches into the millions. Many children become orphaned by HIV/AIDS, extreme poverty, or domestic violence. Without homes, access to basic needs, or human rights, their survival is a daily struggle. Violent gangs, drug dealers, and human traffickers are constant dangers. Some at-risk children are as young as 5 years old.

LAHU-USA believes that every child has the right to health, education and hope for a brighter future, securing this reality only through the support of donations and fundraisers like the Night on the Nile.

For more information on the 2017 Night on the Nile, please visit

To purchase tickets or donate, please visit

Lend a Hand Uganda USA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in New York City. Contact Amy Noelle (, 866.312.9937, ext. 2).

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