NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Voices of African Mothers" (VAM), in partnership with the "Reed for Hope Foundation" (RFHF), is honoring African First Ladies from around the continent at a ceremony at the United Nations. The event, The First Annual Millennium Development Goals: 2013 Women's Progress Awards Gala, will take place at the United Nations (New York) on Thursday, June 13th at 6 PM. hosted by Cheryl Wills of NY1 News. The Gala was established by the VAM founder Nana Fosu-Randall, a retired UN senior executive. The First Ladies are being honored for their leadership, accomplishments, contributions and commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa.
"We are thrilled to work with the Reed for Hope Foundation on such an important program that will advance VAM and RFHF in our collective efforts to support Africa and its women," says Nana Fosu-Randall.
About Voices of African Mothers
Founded in 2004 by Nana-Fosu Randall, The Voices of African Mothers (VAM) believes that women's education and empowerment are fundamental to the development of African nations. VAM's programs are designed to improve the family life of participants by framing them around the United Nation's 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Voices of African Mothers (VAM) seek to empower women as leaders in their communities in order for them to build hopeful, sustainable and just communities.
About the Reed for Hope Foundation
Founded by Emmy Award Winning Casting Director Robi Reed, the Reed for Hope Foundation (RFHF) mission is to improve the vitality of the global village by changing specific cultural attitudes about wellness, disease prevention and health disparities through the strategic implementation of messages that impact pop culture. The Foundation aims to inspire its friends, partners and communities to join efforts to raise the voices of women on issues such as health while addressing issues that enhance the quality of living for all.
SOURCE Voices of African Mothers