Following his edesignation, which has been widely acclaimed as an expression of institutional support for marginalised communities, Baaba Maal has committed to organising a series of concerts to build awareness about issues which affect the poor and those who are often left behind. On 5 August 2020, the series of live concerts commenced and was streamed to millions of people in collaboration with Dash Radio. This first concert also included key messages from eminent artists such as Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Berita..
As a pan-African initiative, Community Immunity is a worthy cause which seeks to extend the frontiers of social justice and inclusive development in Africa. In championing this important cause, TrustAfrica as well as the Southern Africa Trust and African Philanthropy Network (APN) are providing an example of the collaboration and synergy that is needed to address issues which affect the vast majority of African people. These three organizations have elected to speak and act as one voice while approaching organizations, celebrities and policy makers to join the initiative and be part of this renewed commitment to find ways to support marginalized communities. Watch the first webinar with the three institutions explaining the Community Immunity Initiative here.
The response in support of the initiative is growing. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have contributed intellectually, materially and financially towards advancing this initiative. We would also like to invite other well-meaning individuals, organisations, non-governmental entities as well as state actors to be a part of this important endeavour by making donations or providing other forms of support in the collective aspiration towards a better society. or providing other forms of support in the collective aspiration towards a better society.
This important fight is everybody’s business. Please join the cause!!!