ENTEBBE- Malengo Foundation a not-for-profit Organisation is in preparations for the fourth edition of the Hot Pink Catwalk fashion show on Saturday, November 16 at the Victoria Mall poolside in Entebbe. The show is a charity one intended for persons with disabilities.
This year’s hot pink catwalk runs under the theme “Beautiful Journeys“, following last year’s “disability rights for reduced inequalities”.
Hot Pink Catwalk is a brainchild of the Malengo Foundation, an organisation which began in 2015. The organisation works towards helping Uganda achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The goals advocate for the reduction of inequalities and the word ‘Malengo’ is Swahili for reaching goals.
“Look at an Africa that sees people beyond differences and focuses more on similarities,” said Ms Michelle Omamteker, the Chief Executive Officer at Malengo.
According to Ms Omamteker, there is distraction against people with disabilities who are not well presented and catered for in sections such as health, education and other opportunity areas.
The event, therefore, is held to support people with disabilities and prove to the world that disability is not inability.
“Disability is just a perception and I’m very glad that such persons can walk down the runway better than those that are not disabled and as Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa we pledge our commitment to this noble cause,” said Nalumansi Rita, Programme Officer Disability Rights.
The show attracts top Ugandan designers like Brenda Maraka, Gloria Wavamunno, K-Rafael, Kwesh, Kas Wear, Kona African & Indian, Martha Jabo, Beryl Couture and Eguana Kampala.
Malengo Foundation in partnership with Uganda Amputee Soccer Federation is also organizing the Malengo Charity Football Match on Sunday, December 2, to celebrate the International Day of Persons With Disabilities.