Merck Foundation invites application from all fashion designers of Zambia to create a design with the aim to break the stigma around infertility in Zambia and rest of Africa.

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announces the call for application of “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards in partnership with H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia, together with Zambia Fashion Week.

All Fashion Designers are invited to create a design with the aim to deliver strong and influential messages to empower infertile women and say “No to Infertility Stigma”. 

Designs ideas can also deliver messages to encourage men to speak openly about their infertility, because 50% of infertility causes are due to male factor.

The best 10 submissions will be selected by ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ committee. Winners will be granted $500 each to execute their designs and will have an opportunity to exhibit them during the Zambia Fashion Week which will be conducted in Lusaka. Also, the model will get his or her winning outfit.

Who can apply? All Fashion Designers from Zambia

How to apply? The applicants are requested to send the sketches of their creations as an attachment on email: info (at) merck-foundation.com

Please mention the subject: Merck Foundation Fashion Awards and add your name, your email and contact number.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2019

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