DJ Cuppy has secured Maryam Farooqi (Philanthropy Manager – Africa & New Markets), as one of the keynote speakers for her foundation’s conference tagged The Gold Dust conference.
The conference is scheduled to hold on Thursday, February 11, 2021, via YouTube.
Organised in partnership with Save The Children, Maryam Ahmed (Youth Ambassador, Save The Children Nigeria), Kevin Watkins (CEO, Save the Children UK), and Dr. Adaeze Oramalu (Senior Nutrition Adviser, Save The Children Nigeria) will join Farooqi as keynote speakers.
The virtual conference will feature panel discussions and keynote addresses, details on the activities of the Cuppy Foundation in the past year, and a special performance by the founder, Cuppy.
The Cuppy Foundation, aimed at tackling various issues surrounding child protection and education for girls and minorities, has since its inception, carried out various groundbreaking activities.
The conference is a follow up from the Gold Gala which was held in 2019, where over N5bn was raised, used to reach over 9000 individuals and families. The year one expense plan on these funds also enabled 295 individuals trained on infant and young child feeding. The impact of these funds didn’t stop here. 50 million Naira was also used in supporting the Lagos state government and Federal Capital Territory in the battle against COVID-19.
Cuppy recently released her annual Cuppy Foundation report detailing the activities and efforts of her foundation through the year 2020.