The WaNgui Project — an artistic initiative to raise awareness about human rights in West Africa

The WaNgui Project is an initiative to raise awareness about human rights in West Africa using African dance and performance art as a venue to get the message out to an audience that can help affect change. WaNgui was started by Anna Clark, an American dancer that’s lived the last 4 years outside of Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. She is on a mission to uplift the westerners typical view of African society and improve the lives of African women and girls that have very few choices in life. Anna started a dance group in Senegal in 2013 called WaNgui that she hopes to bring to the States to tour and promote awareness for some of the very pressing issues in West Africa such as Female Genital Cutting, child marriage, and lack of education or healthcare for women and girls. WaNgui is partnering with Tostan, a development agency started by Molly Melching over 40 years ago that has been extremely successful in educational programs that cause communities to abandon FGC and child marriage all down the west coast of Africa. The WaNgui Project is in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds necessary to mobilize the group and document the process of starting a human rights movement. Please visit our Kickstarter page to learn more about who we are and to support our project. WaNgui envisions a more beautiful future for Africa where their art and dance are more popular discussion topic then suppression and injustice. We will do everything in our power to make that dream a reality. Join us. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1962405483/the-wangui-project

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