This year, EI will execute a series of charity events expected to run through the months of October to December 2018. One of such envisaged activities is the Tribe Festival (Tribe Fest) scheduled to hold in November, 2018. The Tribe Fest the pioneer art event of EI’s Art Project, geared towards promoting social integration amongst Nigerians by creating awareness on the importance of social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, ethnicity, religion or economic status through ART. It is also in promotion of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on good health and well-being of people; quality education; decent work and economic growth; innovation; reducing inequalities; peace, justice and strong institutions; and partnership for the goals. It is shall feature both an Art fundraising event and a subsequent school outreach.
This event is also aimed at strengthening efforts in protecting and safeguarding Nigeria’s cultural and natural heritage as well as African culture at large by tackling the need to understand and own mentalities, lifestyles and daily cultures of oneness amongst Nigerians. By taking an intentional and critical look into reality, this project intends to take strides towards bringing about a renewal and transformation thus incorporating specific messages on unity, social integration, and social inclusion which will in turn influence the minds and thought patterns of our communities. The Tribe Fest event is expected to feature art exhibitions (mostly from emerging artists in a bid to empower youth entrepreneurship in art), instant art painting sessions, games, book donation drive, spoken word poetry, video documentary of Nigerian citizens on the need to promote unity and social integration and other related activities (amongst other creative activities). We also expect that a recycle art competition will be held at the event. We believe that this will assist in promoting waste management and eradicating environmental pollution. The recycled art works that are produced would be used to decorate and refurbish certain deserving public schools in Lagos (Attached herewith is a letter of approval issued by the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board for 10 primary schools). Furthermore, most of the funds raised from sales at the Tribe Fest will go into promoting and encouraging quality education by providing books, library bookshelves, volunteer wall painting, decorations for school buildings, stationeries, sponsored vocational trainings amongst others to selected public schools in Lagos state