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Damario to perform at SOS fundraiser

Mohalenyane Phakela
Maseru

Afro-pop sensation, Damario, is billed to perform at the SOS Children’s Village fundraising event which will take place at SOS Hermann Gmeiner Primary School next Sunday.

Speaking to Xpress People on Wednesday, the Khalase e Ncha singer said his appearance at the fundraiser is his way of giving back to the community.
“Basotho have shown me great support and it is only befitting that I help destitute children with the talent that God has given me,” said Damario.
“It is true I will be performing for a fee, but the money will not be going into my pocket. I will reveal after my performance how I am going to use the money to help this children’s village

According to SOS events coordinator, Mantsikoe Mare, there will also be a golf tournament and fashion show all in a bid to raise funds.
“We will have a mini golf tournament at the golf course on Saturday,” Mare said.
“The tournament, which is sponsored by Alliance Insurance, KFC, MGC, Office National and Metropolitan, will have 41 players participating and competing for the trophy.
“It will be followed by a gala dinner at the same venue where the players will be given prizes whilst they give ideas of how they will help the SOS children.”

Elaborating on the fashion show, Mapaseka Matekane, who is part of the organising committee said it will have six categories.
There will be the ecological, modern, fashion disaster, colour blocking hip hop and cultural sections.

Children from ages nine to 14 are free to compete in the show, said Matekane.
“The fashion show is not only aimed at raising funds but teaching our children about fashion in its different aspects,” added Matekane.
“For instance, the ecological section will teach them how to recycle materials such as paper or plastic and make beautiful clothes out of them.”

SOS children’s village looks after children who have lost parental care and those that are from destitute families.
It has around 100 children of which 81 stay at the premises while the rest stay with their respective families. It also takes care of approximately 40 youth.
It also has a “family strengthening” programme which takes care of close to a thousand children in different villages.
The organisation now operates in more than 130 countries worldwide.

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