A charity partnership on circular design was signed between Accademia Italiana, the designer Vivia Ferragamo and the African health association, Amref Health Africa Onlus, with the aim of supporting women's empowerment and contrasting the genital mutilation still widespread in vast parts of Africa. On Thursday, 25 May, on the occasion of Africa Day 2023, Palazzo Firenze, the headquarters of the Dante Alighieri Society in Rome, will host the charity event where the "Wax Pot" capsule collection be presented on the catwalk, with outfits designed by the Accademia Italiana second year Fashion Design students. Uner the guidance of Vivia Ferragamo and the Fashion Design and Tailoring teachers, the young designers have created an Africa-themed capsule collection with wax fabrics and trimmings donated by two major Italian textile companies.
Thanks to the event set up with the collaboration of numerous partners, it will also be possible to purchase, in addition to the unique items in the collection, bags and t-shirts in the theme to contribute to Amref's cause. The funds raised at the event will be donated to the 'Erripo Oontoyie' (Protect Girls) project, aimed at protecting and training girls in Kajado, Kenya, and financing scholarships for the Girls Academy, founded by anti-FGM activist and Amref ambassador Nice Nailantei Leng'ete. The project aims to empower Kenyan girl on their rights as well as teach them skills with which they will be able to become economically independent. The right to education, necessary to envisage a better future for every girl, is the leitmotif of the partnership between Accademia Italiana, Società Dante Alighieri and Amref. All united in the name of creativity and education, in the commitment to ensure that girls can choose the women they want to become.