Thanks so much to everyone who watched the Zodiak Media video to help raise $100K for Ubuntu Education Fund! It's going to help support a lot of kids from cradle to career.
On Saturday night, Ian Nelson, Jack Quaid and the winners of the Ubuntu Fund raffle joined me at WME's screening room to watch The Hunger Games. I am very thankful to Christiana Dover (@christianalove), the winner of the raffle, for her contributions to this cause. I'd like to thank everyone who supported Ubuntu by buying a raffle ticket. Every dollar counts, and together we were able to raise over $900! This money will go towards the Ubuntu Center in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where it will be used to provide care for the kids in need in the township.
I was amazed by your eagerness to aid Ubuntu throughout the process of the raffle. I am so grateful for your continued enthusiasm and would love your help with Ubuntu's next campaign. All you need to do is watch this video:
For each view that the video receives, Zodiak Media will donate $1 to the Ubuntu Fund. Spread the word, tell you friends, and share the link. By just clicking a button you can help bring lifesaving support to the children and mothers of Port Elizabeth.
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Here I am with Bulali (left) and Nomawethu (right).
It's been a busy week! After saying goodbye to Big Ben, the Corinthia hotel and all the out-of-this-world fun at Collectormania in England, I flew to New York to attend Ubuntu Education Fund's gala, which was held on June 6 at Roseland Ballroom. (Thanks to Burberry for this purple dress, and to my mom for styling me - she thought these strappy gold Adrienne Vittadini shoes would work.) The turn-out was humongous, and so were the donations. I am so happy to be a part of this important cause, which I talked to Teen Vogue about. What was most exciting was that I was able to meet face-to-face some of the many amazing people who help make Ubuntu Ubuntu: founder Jacob Lief, the organizers Charlotte Renfield-Miller and Kabibi M'Poko-and last but not least, Nomowethu and Bulali. Nomawethu is a counselor at Ubuntu in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and Bulali is a "scholar" who has benefited from Ubuntu's health and education resources. We first met the day before the gala and got to know each other. ...
My new friend Farelani
I'm incredibly excited because in a few weeks I'll be traveling to New York to attend the Ubuntu Education Fund's June 6 gala fundraiser. Today I spoke on Skype with Farelani, one of the students who participates in Ubuntu, an organization that supports kids in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, "from cradle to career." Farelani, who is 15 years old, was in London when we talked because last night because she gave a speech at the London gala fundraiser. She's a budding filmmaker, and has already shot a short film. It won a contest and aired on television. She's also written many stories that I'm going to read as soon as I get them. We discussed me possibly playing one of her characters. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to talk to and get to know such a witty and smart girl. To learn more about all the great work Ubuntu does, click here! In case you were wondering, "ubuntu" means "I am because you are." In other others, we are all connected.