In an exclusive interview, DFW Style Daily introduced you to Atti Worku last year. The inspiring beauty with global goals has dedicated her career to improving the lives of children in her home country of Ethiopia through her nonprofit, Seeds of Africa. Read on for the back story, plus your personal invite to Seeds of Africa’s Chefs & Seeds Dallas event on November 4.
A native of Adama, Ethiopia, Atti Worku began modeling half a world away. A trip to Dallas to visit family then launched her career with The Campbell Agency, including high-profile clients such as Neiman Marcus and Stanley Korshak, as well as runway work with top producers. For the former Miss Ethiopia, however, a future giving back to her home community was always part of the plan.
In 2005, Worku founded Seeds of Africa. Now based in New York City, the Columbia University graduate has dedicated her life to improving the lives of children in Ethiopia, and beyond, through education.
“Our main goal at Seeds of Africa is to use education as a tool, or weapon, to fight poverty and to improve the livelihood of underprivileged children, young adults, and their families,” Worku (pictured above) explains. “We believe that education changes lives, and that it is one of the most important components of life. By providing access and improving the quality of education, we can change many lives for the better.”
Fall 2014 launched the Seeds of Africa Dream School Campaign with an international series of gala fundraisers. Each event brought the non-profit closer to building its dream school in Adama, Ethiopia. After the rave reviews of Chefs & Seeds Dallas in 2014, the event returns to Trinity Groves on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
Against the picture postcard skyline backdrop of one of our city’s most popular dining and entertainment districts, top Dallas chefs will serve culinary creations to a very haute crowd. Among the award-winning line-up are John Tesar of Knife, Joel Harrington of Bolsa, and Tiffany Derry of Tiffany Derry Concepts.
Hosted by Amy Vanderoef, the evening will also feature a tempting silent auction, sumptuous sips by Veuve Clicquot, Wagyu Beef by A Bar N Ranch, and much more. Join us for this night of meaningful merriment, in support of Seeds of Africa. Click here for additional details and ticketing (starting at $50).