Come and experience…
The music. The dance. The food. The fun!
Dine & Discover west africa
Friday, October 8
6 pm | Mixer & Wine Tasting
7 pm| Dinner & Entertainment
8:30 pm | Live Auction
Attend in-person or virtually!
Engelmann Cellars | 10 minutes west of Fresno
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.
Please use the form below to purchase individual tickets or a table for 10. Click here for more information about sponsorship opportunities.
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.
Join guests from the Central Valley – and around the world – for 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 Libota Mbonda.
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!
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.