Internationally renowned UK-based Rwandan choreographer, actress and model, Sherrie Silver, and her mother Apostle Florence Silver have embarked on a mission to fight drug abuse, early pregnancies, alcoholism as well as provide 1000 less advantaged people with medical insurance.
The 25-year-old is known for choreographing “This Is America” by popular American artist Donald McKinley Glover Jr, also known as Childish Gambino, which went viral.
Silver and her mother Florence Silver will be guests at a conference organized by Holy Nation Church, set to take place tomorrow September 7, under the theme ’Bohoka Matimba,’’ loosely translated as ‘Get Unchained Matimba’.
The annual event will take place in the areas of Rwezamenyo, Matimba as well as Nyamirambo, a city suburb. Apostle Florence will be the guest speaker, while Sherrie Silver will minister through dance workshops. Gospel rapper MD and DJ Spin will entertain the audience.
Some of the activities that will be involved at the event will include preaching against drug abuse and lessons money-making ventures to combat poverty.
In a telephone interview with The New Times, Apostle Florence Silver stressed the importance of this one-day event that is in its third edition, having been launched in 2016.
“I want to encourage everyone to come to attend this event because it will really be a life-changing one as many people will get uplifted both spiritually and in their everyday lives. People will get assistance in ways how they can support themselves,’’ she said.
“The people targeted mostly are the drug addicts, prostitutes, gamblers, young ladies that had unwanted pregnancies and now have kids because these are at a point where they are hopeless and likely to engage in crime to be able to survive,’’ she said.
She added that coming to their rescue would help others come out of their unhealthy lifestyles and turn to the Lord.
Sherrie Silver runs a charity initiative known as “Wall Rebuilders”, which provides vocational training for women in different countries on the continent who were rescued from a dangerous life of prostitution.
For many years, she has been coming to Rwanda to support a series of projects, mostly for homeless, disabled and underprivileged children.
She was in February this year, by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as Advocate for Rural Youth in Rome, Italy.