On November 22nd 2019, WHOI held its first art auction fundraiser in support of fistula patients living in Ghana. The art auction is part of our current initiative to cover the cost of repair surgery for fistula patients in Ghana. We were honoured to have the Honourable Dr. Mayann Francis O.N.S., former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia host this event alongside our founder, Habiba Cooper Diallo. We are now halfway to our fundraising goal of $10 000.
We would like to thank thank the event attendees in addition to the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning for providing the venue. We extend appreciation to Dr. Afua Cooper, Dr. Bruce Barber and Lamarana Cooper Diallo for their donations of artwork. Special thanks to Paulene Harvey and Faccundo. Thank you to our raffle prize sponsors including Nimbus Publishers, Starbucks, African Atlantic Project Developers, and the Atlantic Superstore, as well as the Dalhousie Art Gallery for contributing easels. Many thanks to our volunteers and, finally, to Sobaz Benjamin and Amelia Cruddas for their photo and video services.