L-R: Global Language Project Founder Angela Jackson, with Somali designers Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim
By Isseu Diouf Campbell
In an effort to provide more disadvantaged public school students with free, comprehensive language training in languages other than English, Global Language Project Founder Angela Jackson, held the initiative’s first annual benefit, “My Dream Speaks,” on April 18, 2012 in Manhattan.
The benefit, hosted by CNN Anchor Zoraida Sambolin, included a cocktail reception, a silent auction, an awards presentation and performances by acclaimed French artist Les Nubians, LUZ, A Rapper Name Dame and Papi Shank.
Somali designers Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim presented their Mataano fashion line’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection in a fashion show.
Jackson says teaching a second language – as early as elementary school – is important because it equips youngsters with some of the skills and training necessary to effectively compete in today’s increasingly globalized world and workforce. For more information, visit globallanguageproject.org.
Photos of the event