College hosts African couture fashion show

A model at the prestigious show, held at Stonyhurst College. (s)
A model at the prestigious show, held at Stonyhurst College. (s)
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Stonyhurst pupils inspired by the work of the Goedgedacht Trust in South Africa put on an African themed fashion show to raise money for this worthwhile organisation.

A rainbow of colour and Aztec patterns from Nigeria, Uganda and Ghana filled the Academy Room as pupils proudly showed off the native fashions of many South African countries.

Teryima Daniel Emma–Markeri, president of the African Society at Stonyhurst, organised the event following the school’s recent rugby trip to South Africa.

He explained: “The reason we have decided to raise money for this specific trust is because of our first-hand experience seeing what this organisation has done to help rural children and families, who have been affected by apartheid, break free from the poverty cycle.”

He added: “Over the course of our two-day stay at the trust we had time to play with the children and saw the help and support they so desperately need. We helped on their olive farms which they are dependent on to generate the money needed to keep the project running.”

Through the fashion show pupils raised £1,000 for the Goedgedacht Trust.