Jenneh Amara Bangali is on a mission to build a playground for children in Sierra Leone and at Fashion for Play at Radisson Blu she showcased fashion collections to raise funds for her Playground Foundation. He playground once completed will be the only public playground in Sierra Leone.
Mrs Amara Bangali says the idea for the fashion event was to use her talent in creative design to help raise funds for her Foundation. The Playground Foundation will be a safe place where children can play and learn life long skills like gardening and how to live in harmony with the environment. She says education is important for every child but so is play.
“Play is important to childhood development,’’ said Mrs Amara Bangali.
The Playground Foundation isn’t just going to build one playground but many all across Sierra Leone.
“The Playground Foundation was established with a vision to create safe stimulating environment for kids all over sierra Leone”, she added.
Mrs Amara Bangali says that the children in the provinces deserve to have the same opportunities to play and develop as those in the Capital City.
Fashion for Play was a family friendly fundraiser. There were models well as real mummies, daddies, and event grandparents on the runway. The fashion show featured men and women clothing from Hudson Martin Designs and Mrs. Amara Bangali’s own fashion brand, Swank Couture.