Exclusive: Jessica Kahawaty Commissions Egyptian Designers To Raise Money For Charity

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See inside the humanitarian's trip to Cairo

Lebanese-Australian model Jessica Kahawaty regularly give her half-a-million followers a glimpse into her philanthropic life. Last year, she visited refugee camps in Bangladesh with the UNHCR, and this month the former Bazaar cover star has commissioned a series of Egyptian artists and designers to donate a piece of their work to an auction house with the aims of raising money for charity.

Jessica Kahawaty at the Helm Foundation in Cairo

Images: Dina El Zeneiny | Maison Pyramide

Jessica Kahawaty at the Helm Foundation in Cairo

Images: Dina El Zeneiny | Maison Pyramide

Jessica Kahawaty at the Helm Foundation in Cairo

Images: Dina El Zeneiny | Maison Pyramide


Ammanii Jewellery, Azza Fahmy, Dima Jewelry, Dina Targam, Djewelled, Hugo Boss Retailer Egypt, Kojak, Mohamed Al Sagheer, Okhtein and Vartan are the creatives who took part in the cause, which sees proceeds going towards the Helm Foundation, a non-profit organisation that teaches people with disabilities new skills that will allow them to work.

Jessica Kahawaty at the acution to raise money for the Helm Foundation

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Jessica Kahawaty at the acution to raise money for the Helm Foundation

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“We realized that disability is one that is both taboo and unfortunately proliferating- thankfully it was also highlighted by Egyptian President El- Sisi as a cause to focus on this year,” says Jessica Kahawaty on the decision to work with the Helm Academy. “We thought the Helm Foundation would make us very proud to work with, given their hard work regarding the issue, which includes making spaces more accessible for people with disabilities and helping to train them so they have a fair chance at entering and competing within the Egyptian workforce.”

The 29-year old beauty shot a series of images to showcase the commissioned pieces donated from each artist. Scroll down for an exclusive first look at the campaign...

Jessica wears a necklace by Dima Jewelry, ring by Djewelled and bag by Okhtein 

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Jessica wears a necklace by Azza Fahmy

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Jessica wears a necklace by Ammanii, earrings by Vartan and jacket by Kojak

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Jessica wears a ring by Vartan

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