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Bring the Paper Fig Fellows to New York

August 19, 2019  


It was no easy task selecting two Paper Fig Fellows for 2019-2020. All th candidates who applied would have benefitted greatly from a year of mentorship with Paper Fig Foundation mentors. But we were committed to choosing fellows based on the confidence that they would take what they learned from us and share it with their communities. Sylvia Kawalya and Ak Ibrahim are both very influential in their respective communities in Kampala, Uganda, and inspiring them translates to inspiring thousands. 

We are so excited to bring Ak and Sylvia to New York for Fashion Week, where members of our networks are stepping up to fill their days with inspiring museum trips, behind the scenes experience at runway shows, photo shoots, and more. At the end of Fashion Week, the Paper Fig Foundation will host a Meet and Greet with the Paper Fig Fellows with a pop-up shop and a presentation by both Ak and Sylvia. Mark your calendars for September 12 to be a part of a beautiful event celebrating culture, fashion, the arts, activism, and community.

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