Culture, Charity, and Celebration: Bluff and Swagger Gala Ball 2024

The Bluff and Swagger Gala Ball 2024, hosted by the Aminata Maternal Foundation, achieved remarkable success, merging the vibrancy of African culture with a spirit of giving.

The Aminata Maternal Foundation’s Bluff and Swagger Gala Ball was a resounding success! Held on Saturday, June 1st at the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney, the night was a vibrant celebration of African lifestyle, women’s resilience, and the power of community in driving positive change. Over 300 attendees gathered to support our mission to END infant and maternal mortality in Sierra Leone, and with everyone’s support,  we raised over $240,000

The funds raised will go directly towards supporting teenage mothers in Sierra Leone through our Dream Girls Program. This vital program empowers adolescent first-time mothers, helping them rise out of poverty through vocational training and job placements.

Event Highlights

The event featured a powerful speech by Dr. Sabrina Kuah, who captivated the audience with her insights on maternal health. We were honoured by the attendance of the CEOs of our three major corporate sponsors from EG, SSI, and HSBC, highlighting the strong corporate support for our mission. The introduction of the First Breath Campaign also marked a significant milestone in our efforts to ensure safe births in Sierra Leone. Highlights from our trip to Sierra Leone showcased the profound impact of our programs.

The event also included an exciting raffle and auction, with fabulous prizes that significantly contributed to our fundraising success. The night was a vibrant showcase of African culture, featuring stunning fashion, music, and performances. The celebration culminated in lively dancing, embodying the joyful spirit and energy of the African community.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of the event. Keep an eye out for announcements about next year’s Bluff and Swagger event. If you know someone who would love to be part of this incredible and impactful evening, please share this information. We can’t wait to celebrate with you all next year!