An Evening with Milele and Friends
We are delighted to be pressing forward and making strides
with Milele's annual 'Change Africa' event.
Last year, with
your support, the 'Change Africa'
2006 concert in Kenya was
a great success. We had initially arrived in our home country
to hold a concert, bring awareness around AIDS-related issues
and launch the Milele Family Homes project. However, upon
arrival, we were faced with the urgent issue of a severe
famine ravaging a large number of Kenyans. It was not an
issue to be ignored; therefore, we decided to add a famine
relief dimension to our event to benefit the crisis at hand.
We urged concert attendees to come bearing foodstuffs in
lieu of paying a ticket fee. As a result, we rallied Kenyan
people to collect four tons of food which we were able to
transport to areas most in need. We were also able to introduce
the Milele Family Homes idea which was extremely well-received
by the public and endorsed by the Kenyan Vice President.
It was an empowering and unifying experience. It is our only
hope that we may continue to annually make positive steps
forward with our music as the vehicle.
Objectives for 'Change Africa' 2007
Our plan for the 'Change Africa 2007' event is to hold a
soiree-type musical event entitled 'An Evening with Milele
and Friends'. We aim to invite selected influential members
of Kenyan society such as heads of corporations and church
leaders who have leverage to spread our message and cause.
We plan to collaborate in performance with other Kenyan artists
who alongside their musical stature have an undertone of
humanitarian causes and who utilize their success to press
for social justice.
We have several objectives that we aim to achieve by holding
this event. Firstly, our intention is to hold a yearly Milele
'Change Africa' event in Kenya to reassert the necessity
of raising awareness regarding the social ills that ravage
society in Africa. By holding these events in Kenya, we feel
we fill the essential function of empowering Kenyan people
to feel that they are also capable of making a significant
change within their own country for their own people. The
sentiment will be to promote unity by rallying people with
influence towards the cause.
Secondly, our objective will be to officially launch the
Milele Family Homes project. This project will act as a new
movement in foster care in Kenya to lessen the societal burden
of the vast number of children who are affected for life
by becoming orphaned at the hands of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The Milele Family Homes project couples adoptive parents
with orphaned children. The newly formed families will be
given family homes in order to give the children an opportunity
to grow and be nurtured in a non-institutionalized setting.
Ultimately, giving orphaned children a chance at a brighter
With elite and influential members of Kenyan society attending
our musical event, we will also introduce the fact that we
have teamed up with inspirational youths in the Kibera slum
who have made unbelievable strides in creating avenues to
secure funds to provide food for needy families. In one year,
with less than $3,000, we have been able to collaborate with
these active youths in providing food for approximately 100
families. To support their cause, and extend their outreach,
we have decided to announce for the first time, the 'Adopt-A-Slum' concept. We will give members of society with financial leverage
the incentive and idea to adopt a segment of Kibera and demonstrate
corporate social responsibility. They will also be given
the alternative option of adopting one of the Milele Family
Homes by financing one or more of the homes fully.
In order to execute our annual Milele 'Change Africa' concert
and meet and exceed our expectations in delivering awareness
and aid, we have compiled a detailed list of budgetary requirements:
|Travel Expenses: Airfare to Kenya:
($1,800 x 3) $ 5,400
|Sound and Lighting Equipment:
|Musicians and Backing vocalists:
|Other artist’s expenses:
|Transportation (within Kenya):
|Event Planning Fee:
Date and Venue
The proposed venue for the event is The Grand Regency Hotel,
The proposed dates for the event will be December16th /17th,
2007 or January 6th/7th, 2007.
We propose to partner with the following to collaborate
with us on this event.
Additional supporters will be announced as confirmed.
- Mavuno Church
- The Orange Company – Event Planning
- Kibera Boys
- Soul Influence
- Eric Wainaina
- Joseph Hellon – Saxophonist
- Aaron Rimbui
- Kevin Wyre
With your prayers and blessings, we have demonstrated that
our outreach has been a great success in the past. We seek
your support and appeal to you to make outstanding changes
take place in the lives of those afflicted by injustice and
Missions Director for Milele