ENTEBBE – The Fourth Edition of the Malengo Foundation Hot Pink Charity Fashion Show went underway on Saturday 16, at Victoria Mall Poolside in Entebbe.
This time around, the script flipped as models did their walk way round at the poolside, unlike the previous editions that were held indoors.
The show ran under the theme “beautiful journey”
Speaking at the function, Chief Executive Officer Malengo Foundation Ms. Michelle Omamteker lauded the partners, volunteers, well-wishers who have stood with them since inception in 2015.
“Each year we take a step farther with the journey and grateful to those that have been able to shoulder our burdens and this goes to the designers and the formidable team I work with to make this a success,” she said.
She said that with the help of financiers from Canada, they are in a process of starting the Malengo Haven in Lunyo.
Omamteker called for togetherness, saying that disability does not begin from holding clutches, wheelchairs, hearing aid or other gadgets but rather from the womb.
“This calls for togetherness and surely the show is dedicated to all the mothers in Africa. Inclusiveness is very broad and it is about having everyone involved. It has been a privilege to work again and mothering, fathering with the Malengo vision and always remember to love, live and include,” she echoed.
The Chief Guest, the French Ambassador to Uganda His Excellency Jules Armand Aniambossou revealed that there are things people don’t need to talk about but they are in their hearts and this is one of them.
“I have discovered very interesting things and am wondering how normal we are. I prefer seeing than reading in the papers. Let us begin to change our attitude, it was so amazing that some persons with disabilities can make it. Am French but proud African and things are changing, France and Fashion are inseparable. I first watched the story of Malengo on CNN and it was so inspirational and it got me moving. I am very open to artists and love working with young people to learn more,” he said.
In attendance were top fashions personalities including; Abryanz, Judith Heard, business persons, diplomats among others.
Uganda’s cream de la cream of designers that dressed the models were Eguana Kampala, Bantu, Anita Beryl, Kai Divo Collection, Elijah Mcquinn, Kabuye Rafael, Martha Jabo, Muyomba, Brenda Maraka, Kori House of Couture & Design(KHCD), NFKA clothing to mention but a few.