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!

In person

6-9 pm

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.


7:15-8:30 pm

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 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 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! 

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.

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