Come and experience… 

The music. The dance. The fun!


Dine & Discover west africa

Friday, October 8


Attend virtually or in-person!


7:15-8:30 pm (PT)

Free to attend virtually, though a suggested donation of $50 is appreciated.

Enjoy live music, participate in the online auction and watch the presentation, including a live Q&A with local staff in Guinea-Bissau.


In person

6-9 pm (PT)

Engelmann Cellars |  Fresno, CA

Your ticket includes an authentic West African buffet, complimentary Engelmann Cellars wine, Ampersand Ice Cream, and appetizers by Rocket Dog Brats & Brews. A total of 600 seats are available this year. 

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Details & Tickets

Join guests from the Central Valleyand around the worldfor a night unlike any other!


Virtual attendees will enjoy…

Live Music & Dance

Immerse yourself in an authentic experience of West African culture with a djembe drum performance by Libota Mbonda and an African dance performance from Purposed II Praise.

Online  Auction

Bid on arts and crafts from Guinea-Bissau, jewelry and more. 

Live Presentation

Join us for a livestream presentation featuring stories of impact and a live Q&A with local staff in West Africa!

Make an Impact

100% of proceeds go toward equipping young women and men in Guinea-Bissau with life-changing job skills! 

WAVS Graduate Erickson at Desk

They are Ready. Give them the opportunity.

In a nearly-forgotten corner of West Africa called Guinea-Bissau, two out of every three people survive on less than $2 each day. Yet, the young people who call this country home are ready to work for a better future. All they need is the opportunity.

WAVS vocational schools in Guinea-Bissau train more than 300 students each year in courses including welding, computer basics, and foreign languages — equipping them with skills that translate into jobs. More than 75% of recent graduates have either started working or are continuing to study.

These graduates are now able to use their skills to provide for themselves and their families — for a lifetime.

Join us on October 8 at Dine & Discover West Africa 2021 to help create a world where everyone has the opportunity to work for a brighter future — no matter who they are or where they live.

Register to attend Virtually

Dine & Discover West Africa 2021

October 8, 2021

7:15-8:30 PM (PT)


Free to attend virtually, though a suggested donation of $50 is appreciated.

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