Thursday, 10 November 2011

CHRIS MBURU HONOURED IN UK FOR CHARITY



Kenyan philanthropist Chris Mburu known for his role in the Grammy nominated documentary A Small Act will on November 10 be honoured at the GO GO Gala an annual Hollywood fundraiser.
Each year, GO Campaign presents an honoree with the Giving Opportunity Award at the Gala in recognition of their work for children throughout the developing world. This time round they will be honouring Chris at the gala event to be held at The London Hotel in West Hollywood.

Chris who is now a human rights lawyer and has worked with organisations like Amnesty International, Global Rights, and now the United Nations was the subject of a hit documentary, A Small Act that chronicled his search for his benefactor, Hilde Back, whose sponsorship allowed him to remain in school in Kenya.

Chris started a foundation in the name of his benefactor, continuing this chain of paying it forward in a remarkable way. The Hilde Back Education Fund (HBEF) is a Kenyan charitable organization whose focus is the promotion of access to education as a fundamental human right.

The hosted for the show is Hollywood actor Ewan McGregor; the event brings together celebrities, project partners from the field, social activists, supporters and top rate entertainment. Honorary Gala Committee members have included Edward Norton, Lisa Kudrow, Djimon Hounsou and others.
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