Our society has evolved over the years, from small close-knit units, to a global village of people drawn together in appreciation of their roots and heritage. On different levels, including music, film, body art, virtues and beautiful conversation, we have all formed new communities. Here everyone is safe to be themselves, and give their time, love, money and skill to make the world a better place.
That’s all that Giving Tuesday is. It is called giving Tuesday not because you shouldn’t give all year round, but in celebration of the spirit of caring and sharing. Have you decided what your contributions will be this 29th November? Here are some meaningful ways to give back to your community.
Who Participates in Giving Tuesday?
Everyone should participate in Giving Tuesday. It is not a coincidence that it falls on the Tuesday after Black Friday or ‘shopping season’. Rather, the idea is that while you are getting ready to shop and spend money this season, you remember to give a hand to Non-profit organisations.
One of such is the International African Arts Festival (IAAFestival). It is a home to express and find art for Africans across the world. Here, art is seen in its full form. From good music, to African art displays, craft making, food fests, paintings and sculpture and urban fashion. Vendors from all over the globe gather to celebrate art, love and community.
Why Should You Support the IAAFestival this Giving Tuesday?
In recognition of the importance of keeping our culture alive, the International African Arts Festival began in 1971. In over 4 decades, the IAAFestival has stayed true to its purpose, supporting artists from all over the world, and creating a rich atmosphere of cultural diversity. Giving Tuesday is how you can be a part of it.
Giving Tuesday is upon us, and there is a place for everyone. You can donate money, give your time, invite friends, and share your talents or skills to promote the values and beauty the Festival seeks to preserve. Contributions will go a long way to support musicians and other artists at the fest, to keep the culture alive. So, give your Tuesday to the International African Arts Festival.