First Ladies for Peace

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Meeting with African Leaders

UEF met with African Leaders in St. Louis to discuss future activities with African Heads of State and First Ladies. They expressed excitement at the prospect of having their leaders attend UEF seminars and events in Las Vegas, and currently are in communication with UEF to arrange these future rendezvous.

UEF frequently donates much needed resources and educational materials to support efforts made by these countries to back their own self-sustaining plans for growth and prosperity. With the help of community partners such as Zachary Delbex of Repurpose America based in Las Vegas, it has been possible to send materials used to fortify building structures to ensure safer living conditions, and resources used by educators to teach skills to those who otherwise would not have a way of providing for themselves or their families.

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November 27 – December 2, 2013, Visit of the First Lady of Guinea Bissau

On November 27th through December 2nd, as our third major invitational event in 2013, UEF invited Mrs. Isolina Da Fonseca Nhamajo, the First Lady of the West African republic of Guinea Bissau, to visit Las Vegas. UEF organized meetings with individuals who could offer humanitarian and human development aide to Guinea Bissau through the First Lady’s own charitable organization called Fundacao Firkidja.

Mrs. Nhamajo took part in presentations of UEF’s vision for world peace and development through education, offered by Mr. Kwon Jin Moon and Dr. Tony Guerra. She also attended a special fundraising dinner in her honor to support the work of Fundacao Firkidja. At the dinner she was honored with special citations from the office of Senator Harry Reid and from the Las Vegas City Council. She, in turn, offered hand-woven traditional cloths to Mr and Mrs. Moon, and to Mr. Zachary Delbex, the founder of Re-Purpose America who is offering the donated materials to the First Lady’s project.

Through these meetings and events, the First Lady was able to make the foundation for the donation of materials and technology that can help her humanitarian organization give employment skills and income to handicapped women and young people in her country which is one of the poorest in the world.

Mrs. Nhamajo and her entourage were also treated to a visit to Hoover Dam and to a night out at the MGM Grand to see KA by the Cirque du Soleil.

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June 16, 2013, Visit of the First Lady of Mali

Thus far, we have successfully secured and shipped supplies to the Republic of Mali in West Africa. Prior to shipment, we hosted Mali’s First Lady in Las Vegas to share the full scope of our mission and project. In order to further continue such outreach activities, we invite you to become UEF sponsors by:

  • donating funds to ship educational materials and medical supplies (to African nations)
  • hosting events in Las Vegas for visiting heads of state and dignitaries

Beyond our immense gratitude and an official award presented by UEF, your sponsorship will be recognized by the recipient nation, and undoubtedly appreciated by all of the children who benefit from it. Ultimately, as it is rooted in the fundamental ethics of service, equality, and living for others, this sponsorship is an opportunity for personal growth and collective enrichment.