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African choir

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 10:08 -- Meryanne

I was in Rabat last week at the Fondation Orient-Occident founded by our remarkable friend Yasmina Filali. Over 500 refugees, who have fled Iraq, Kurdistan, Afghanistan, Ivory Coast and the Congo, find purpose for their new lives in the Fondation’s welcoming building.  On their long journey to Morocco, during months and years, they would wake up to a day of uncertainty, with miles to walk from civil unrest, abuse, rape and no future. People from these very diverse places have a space to cook, embroider, learn, play, sew, sing and perpetuate the creativity that is in their veins, spirits and souls. The Fondation allows them to have a social life, recreate a community and cling to hope for their culture.

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Philanthropy @ Jnane

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 05:18 -- Meryanne

Jnane Tamsna is always happy to support good causes connected to culture, education, environment, health, leadership and other issues. Giving long weekend stays for charity auctions allows us to meet the successful bidders and their friends, always socially-engaged people!

For example, we just welcomed Winthrop and Annie Ruml who prevailed at an auction supporting the Harlem Academy, an independent school in New York City that prepares bright, motivated students for success in top secondary schools and lifelong learning. Jnane Tamsna has been supporting the Academy by giving inclusive stays at our boutique hotel for auction during their annual fundraising gala.

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