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      PORTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN WOMAN - PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT OF A PHOTO JOURNALIST'S JOURNEY IN SENEGAL WORKING WITH YOUNG WOMEN BECOMING ENTREPRENEURS in Almonte


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      February 12, 2019

      Tuesday   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (daily for 27 times)

      70 Clyde Street, St.Paul Anglican Church
      Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0

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      PORTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN WOMAN - PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT OF A PHOTO JOURNALIST'S JOURNEY IN SENEGAL WORKING WITH YOUNG WOMEN BECOMING ENTREPRENEURS

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Unique Photo Exhibit Comes to Almonte during Black History Month
       
      Almonte, Ontario, February 1, 2019 – Beginning February 8, 2019 and throughout the remainder of Black History Month, the public is invited to view Portrait of an African Woman, a breathtaking photo exhibit that tells a soulful story and is sure to inspire women of all ages, regardless of their path in life. This fundraiser for Women’s Global Engagement (FEM – Femmes engagement mondial), founded in 2016, will be held and hosted by at Centre for Creative Living, 70 Clyde Street (St. Paul’s Church) in Almonte. FEM seeks to raise awareness of the economic power of women in emerging countries and improve their quality of life through entrepreneurship, education and voluntourism.
      The exhibit, created by Almonte-based photographer, Monique Renaud, was inspired by her journey to Africa, which profoundly transformed her direction in life and her sense of self, as well as that of the 39 young women learning to become entrepreneurs in a tiny Senegalese village at the Gîte-École Mbour (Bed and Breakfast school). Through her lens, Renaud connected with each student as their trust and friendship developed to reveal the essence of who they were and what they aspired to become. Those photographs were published in Renaud’s book, Portrait of an African Woman, copies of which will be available at the exhibit.

      “In Senegal, the girls were blooming and so was I. I promised that I would tell their story so that they would see themselves and know who they truly are, what they are capable of and continue to believe in themselves and their dreams. Portrait of an African Woman is a tribute to African women from birth to wise elders. The images tell a story of dreams, vision, overcoming struggles and accomplishments by using one’s own unique gifts.”

      Carole Lepage, President of FEM, an organization that helps women aged 16 to 25 to become entrepreneurs in areas such as cooking and baking and jewellery and clothing design. The organization’s financial support goes directly to student development.

      “The project is sustainable as it will support young women as they grow their businesses and will set them up for success by engaging coaches to help them implement concrete business plans that will be monitored and adjusted to meet their needs over time,” said Lepage. “To date, this investment-worthy initiative has helped 90 students and has raised $25,000.00.”

      The photographic work of Monique Renaud will be exhibited on February 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.; February 9 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.; February 10 from noon to 4:00 p.m.; and for the remainder of the month by appointment.

      One hundred percent of all proceeds from the exhibit and fundraiser will be donated directly to Women’s Global Engagement for the benefit of the B&B school in Senegal. Tax receipts will be issued for donations.

      For additional information on the journey of these inspiring young women: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5CKvZW7huc

      For additional information on FEM and its programs: http://femmondial.ca/

      Media Contact and/or to make an appointment to view the exhibit from February 11-28:
      Monique Renaud - moniquerenaudgagne@outlook.com
      581-991-4256
      almadelviento@outlook.com

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Literary & Books

      This event repeats daily for 27 times: Feb 15, Feb 16, Feb 17

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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