‘The African Needle’ – A Red Carpet Charity Fashion Show by CIS Volt Club

The combination of talent and innovation was adopted by students of CIS, to promote Fashion and Charity at the red carpet event which held on Friday the 23rd of June, 2017.

CIS Volt Club, organised a Charity Fashion Show themed ‘The African Needle’ – an initiative of members of Volt Club. This is a student-led club at CIS, whose aim is to make a difference in the lives of people in the community. The epic event took place in the school’s ultra-modern hall on its Lekki campus.

In the build up to the event and at the event proper, the student designers from CIS, Government Senior Secondary School Takwa Bay and Maryanne College demonstrated professionalism, creativity and skills in fashion designing. Every design was impeccably modeled by CIS students, who took the time and effort from their busy schedules and academic commitments to volunteer for this good cause.

Kudos to the following designers for an impactful training and mentorship; Asyian by Ansa Okorafor, Karen by Ivie, Delavi couture by Stella Byll-Duncan, Breeze36 Urban By Babatunde Afolabi, Stitches palace by Ekundayo Olayinka, Touche by Deni oderinde and Yakubu Adamu.

Blushingirl Tools, also added colour to the event as they perfectly groomed the student-models for the runway. The models, mentored and trained by Tomisin Ariyo exuded absolute gait and confidence as they walked the run-way to the admiration of the guests and parents.

At the end of the event, the students recorded huge sales from the auction of their designs as their faces held expressions of satisfaction from the realization that their goal of providing educational support to one of the identified schools above, requiring support through this Fashion Show drive, will be achieved.

Given Volt Club’s objective to make a difference in the lives of people in the community, this initiative was aimed at promoting a platform of adequate knowledge transfer to the students of Government Senior Secondary School, Takwa Bay – a school on a remote island with minimal amenities. The support from Volt Club includes the provision of a primary power supply to the staff quarters; a staff training programme to selfless teachers who have chosen to despise the odds of the location; desk top computer and; the employment of a Computer Science teacher for the 2017/2018 academic year. By extension, the initiative was geared towards appreciating the teachers who have allowed their passion for imparting knowledge thrive against all odds and, encouraging the students to remain focused on their education. Food supplies and a night stay in Chesney Hotel (for the teachers and their spouses) were part of the package from Volt Club… This is very thoughtful of the young people.

Volt Club successfully fused Fashion and Charity to promote Education… What a fantastic blend!

Furthermore, we would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the project: Eleganza Industrial City Ltd; Ebony Life TV; ThisDay Style; T’wani; Wendy’s Funnel Cakes; DermaCare Medical Limited; GLB Enterprises, Celebrite Unique Models Co. Ltd; Ade_Plumptre The Studio; Oaken Events; Chesney Hotel; Café Lama and Meat Smiles.

We would also like to thank parents and the guests for finding time to attend the event. Their presence made a great impact.

Indeed, it was an exciting occasion and moments were fully captured in video and photography. Please see the pictures below. Kindly also check the following link to view the video: https://vimeo.com/228785532

The students are pleased to inspire a difference in the society once again. We congratulate them for a successful project and encourage them to keep the light shining.

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