Annual Dinner Gala

Please join Watoto Read for our first annual dinner gala event! During this event we will celebrate African culture and learn more about Watoto Read is doing to provide education for African refugee children. We will share a mix of African and American cuisine, African drum and dance music, and a silent and live auction. A list of some of our auction items is listed below.  Bidding will take place during the event through an online bidding software. We are honored to have talented musicians and dancers from The Thiossane Institute of Columbus performing for us at the dinner! You can check them out at

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019

Time: 6-9pm

Location: La Navona Event Center 154, North Hamilton Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230

Ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities are closed for the dinner.

Thrivent Financial





All proceeds from this event will go to support the development of a community center in Goz Beida refugee camp in Chad, Africa. The community center will provide a variety of educational services including a computer lab, library, science academy as well as a community gathering space. For additional information about the community center click here.

To download a copy of the event flyer:


Live and silent auction items have been listed at

. Items may be updated up until the day of the auction so please check back regularly for new items!