Orchid Project has had a busy week, with our ambassador Sister Fa flying in from Berlin to perform at the Evening Standard’s Power 1000 event at Battersea Power Station (where our CEO Julia was listed as one of the capital’s top ‘Crusaders’) in front of a room that included London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, as well as celebrities, innovators and all sorts of inspirational people. It was the perfect chance to bring the issue of FGC to a wide audience.
Sister Fa’s performance has been described by Sarah Sands, editor of the Evening Standard and champion of their ongoing, vital campaign to end FGC: ‘The hopeful thing about Sister Fa’s haunting song to London’s Power 1000 is that she believes change will come. Already, many formidable women leaders in Africa are persuading their communities that women do not need to be branded any longer and younger men are agreeing with them.’
Sister Fa then went on to perform with her band as part of the London African Music festival.