Come and experience… 

The music. The dance. The food. The fun.

For one night only, step into West Africa without leaving the Valley!


Friday, October 7

Engelmann Cellars (Fresno, CA)

6 pm | Mixer & Wine Tasting

7 pm| Dinner & Entertainment

8:30 pm | Live Auction


Attend in-person or virtually!

In person

6-9 pm

Engelmann Cellars (10 min west of Fresno) | directions


Tickets are $75 each. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. 


7:15-8:30 pm

Watch online to enjoy live music, participate in the online auction, and view the presentation.


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

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

Sip & Savor

Enjoy local favorites during the mixing hour including Engelmann Cellars wine, Ampersand Ice Cream and appetizers by Rocket Dog Brats & Brews. 


Enjoy an authentic West African buffet featuring grilled chicken and spicy soup.


Immerse yourself in an authentic experience of West African culture with a djembe drum performance by master drummer Mamady “Wadaba” Kourouma.


Buy hand-crafted jewelry, art and paintings from Guinea-Bissau.


Bid on a wide range of silent auction items and participate in an exciting live auction.


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

Language students in the new classroom at the Bissau campus


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. And once the new Bissau campus is completely built out, it will have the space to train more than 2,000 students each year!

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 7 at Dine & Discover West Africa 2022 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.

Not able to attend, but still want to make a difference?