The 2022 Global Citizen Festival will be taking place in Black Star Square Accra, Ghana, and on Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City, USA, on Saturday – 24th September!
As the Global Citizen Movement celebrates 10 years of advocacy, driving impact and encouraging businesses and people to take action and end extreme poverty. The spotlight this year will be on Young Women and Girls, and how extreme poverty disproportionately affects them. This often results in them not meeting their full potential. During the worldwide live stream, The Global Citizen team will be showcasing the work which is being done to empower African women and girls.
“It is with great pride that we announce that one of the initiatives which will be showcased is our , “Always Keeping Girls in School Programme” – Shares Cassie Jaganyi , Communications Leader for P&G Sub-Sahara Africa. “Through this programme we have been able to donate 50 million pads to over 1 million girls in just 15years! – Adds Jaganyi.
The initiative which began in Kenya, is now active in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Cote d’ivoire and Ethiopia. The P&G Sub-Sahara team will be taking centre stage at this year’s festival with Cassie Jaganyi and Nombuso Mashele (Always Keeping Girls in School Programme, Project Manager) tasked with sharing the amazing work being done in the region, with the rest of the world. The live presentation will also feature footage from Sekano-Ntoane Secondary School in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Sharing the stage will be, performers: Usher, Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Stormzy, SZA, TEMS, and Uncle Waffles. Berla Mundi, Joselyn Dumas, Michaela Coel, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Sabrina Dhowre Elba will be joining as presenters, with award-winning actor, playwright, and activist Danai Gurira as host.