On August 17th, both the Sean Anderson Foundation‘s Myra Anderson and Big Sean were acknowledged and honored by Project Knapsack, for their ongoing Detroit-based and international humanitarian efforts.
The recognition’s were made even more special on Project Knapsack’s 10th Anniversary, with the awards ceremony being held in Westwood, at the W Hotel. Hosted by Project Knapsack’s founder, Porcha Dodson, Big Sean received the Humanitarian Award and Myra Anderson was acknowledged with Project Knapsack’s Global Ambassador Award. Guests included Luvuyo Madasa Mandela, the great-grandson of Nelson Mandela and longtime supporter of Project Knapsack, who also served as the evening’s award presenter.
The Sean Anderson Foundation began our partnership with Project Knapsack in 2015, providing the support to connect students at Bates Academy in Detroit, MI with the students at the Molalatladi Primary School in Soweto, South Africa. Students from each school receive backpacks filled with schools supplies, and throughout the year, the students correspond to each other via a dedicated pen pal relationship. The program has been praised from teachers and administrators on both ends, celebrating the importance of the cultural exchange.
For more information about our ongoing partnership with Project Knapsack, and to read previous blog updates about this program, visit our PROJECT KNAPSACK PAGE [click here].
Event photos by Stephen Simons.