The 2019 Pencils of Promise Gala: An Evolution Within held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City was a star-studded event attended by South Africa’s very own and E! People’s Choice Awards African Influencer of the Year winner Bonang Matheba. The nonprofit Pencils of Promise is committed to providing quality education to people from all over and has built over 500 schools since its inception in 2008.
Inspired by our mission of education for all, brought together the worlds of entertainment, art, technology and storytelling in celebration of the organization’s transformative impact over the years. The evening comprised of a cocktail reception, seated dinner, live performances and award ceremony paid special tribute to PoP’s most dedicated supporters in recognition of their incredible contributions to global education. Fellow South African Trevor Noah was also an honoree.
“I was incredibly proud to see Trevor honoured for all the hard work he does”, said Bonang also a philanthropist. Bonang will be honoured as the African Influencer of the Year by the People’s Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California on the 10th November, then attend Charlize Theron’s gala dinner in New York City on the 12th November.
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