Project 1808 is dedicated to promoting quality education, sustainable livelihood, and technical capacity in Sierra Leone. (Photo by Casey Kalman)

Project 1808 is hosting a Benefit Gala and fundraising event to raise awareness in the Madison community about its work education, health, STEM, sustainability, and transforming a remote community through a college in Sierra Leone. Project 1808, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that promotes sustainable community development in Kabala, Sierra Leone. The organization was founded by Dr. Alhaji N’jai, a scientist at UW-Madison and a native of Sierra Leone. Project 1808’s ultimate goal is to revive and sustain the spirit of optimism, hope, creativity, and innovation – while building capacity and empowering communities to achieve sustainable livelihoods in Kabala.

The Benefit Gala is hosted by University of Wisconsin-Madison Project 1808 Student Organization on Sunday, Dec. 2, 5 p.m. at The Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington Ave. There will be a silent auction, dinner and drinks, live music and a brief presentation on Project 1808’s mission and the exciting work they are doing.

For additional information, contact Project Executive Director Linda Vakunta and UW-Madison students Ashley Prudhom, Kara Zuleger, Luke Moore, and Olivia Giddings at UW-Madison Campus.


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