A Small Act star Chris Mburu honored for charity work

15 November of 2011 by

Kenyan philanthropist Chris Mburu known for his role in the Grammy nominated documentary A Small Act was honored for his charity at the GO GO Gala an annual Hollywood fundraiser.

Each year, GO Campaign presents an honoree with the Giving Opportunity Award at the Gala in recognition of their work for children throughout the developing world. This time round they will be honouring Chris at the gala event to be held at The London Hotel in West Hollywood.

Chris who is now a human rights lawyer and has worked with organisations like Amnesty International, Global Rights, and now the United Nations was the subject of a hit documentary. A Small Act tells of his chronicled search for his benefactor, Hilde Back, whose sponsorship allowed him to remain in school in Kenya.

Chris started the foundation in the name of his benefactor, continuing this chain of paying it forward in a remarkable way. The Hilde Back Education Fund (HBEF) is a Kenyan charitable organisation whose focus is the promotion of access to education as a fundamental human right.

Other hosts for the show included actor Ewan McGregor. The event brought  together celebrities, project partners from the field, social activists, supporters and top rate entertainment. Honorary gala committee members included Edward Norton, Lisa Kudrow, Djimon Hounsou among others.

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