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Women On A Mission to host ‘Sands Of Time’ exhibition and event on Sentosa Island

After travelling across the desert, the organisation is bringing their experience to Singapore with an exhibition and event at the Ola Beach Club

Jun 05, 2017 | By Vimi Haridasan

Five years since it was first founded, Women On A Mission (WOAM) has come a long way in bringing to light the cause that it believes in dearly. The non-profit organisation will be hosting a desert-themed charity event and photography exhibition called ‘Sands Of Time’ at Ola Beach Club on Sentosa Island. To be held on June 8, the event will transport guests on a journey through to the Middle East and educate them on the plight of those who experience abuse and violence in various parts of the world. The event is a chance for the organisation to raise awareness and funds for underprivileged women and girls in both Singapore and Iran.

The exhibition will feature images of WOAMs journey across Dasht-e-Lut desert in Iran that is known as the hottest place on earth. Through the event and exhibitions, the group will share their life experience as the first all-female team to cross the desert on foot. Guests will be given a chance to purchase limited edition large-scale pictures of the journey through Iran. The sale of the photographs is set to raise funds that will aid two organisations that are supported by WOAM. The first is The Sexual Assault Care Centre (SACC) that is Singapore’s  only specialised centre for women who have been sexually assaulted while the second is the OMID Foundation in Iran. The organisation, that was visited by the team during their trip, is one that looks to strengthen the social, emotional and economic competencies of disadvantaged young women in Iran.

To complete the theme of the event and bring a slice of Persia, guests will be treated to a decadent menu with dishes such as Lamb Koobideh, Shah Pasand Chicken, Kash Bademjan and Baklava. Fire Dancers will provide the entertainment on the beach while a Persian Bazaar and fashion show will round off the entertainment for those heading down to the venue.

“Victims often find it hard to speak up even to friends and family, let alone report to police. They fear blame, disbelief or lengthy and complicated legal procedures.” Said Corinna Lim, Executive Director of AWARE. She added that It is crucial for their recovery that they have access to the informed and non-judgmental support which a specialised service can provide. We are grateful for WOAM’s continued support,” said Corinna Lim, Executive Director of AWARE.

LUXUO and L’OFFICIEL Singapore are proud to be media sponsors for the “Sands Of Time’ exhibition. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.

 
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