Movie star Lupita Nyong’o has joined the #BlackPantherChallenge by sponsoring 600 students to see the 2018 American superhero blockbuster movie titled ‘Black Panther’
The #BlackPantherChallenge is an online challenge where people help children who cannot afford to see the movie get to see it.
The challenge was launched by a New York resident, Fredrick Joseph as a way to give back and inspire children at the same time, so he started a GoFundMe club in Harlem
Fredrick had described the Black Panther movie as a rare opportunity for young students to see a black major cinematic and comic book character come to life.
The movie’s storyline by Marvel Studios follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king, starring Michael B Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o.
Taking up the #BlackPantherChallenge, Lupita took to Instagram to announce her sponsorship of the 600 school children in kisumu, Kenya, with the help of her mum.
She explained that she wanted kids in her home town to see the positive images reflected in the film and superheroes they can relate to on the big screen.
I joined the #BlackPantherChallenge and sponsored 600 schoolchildren to watch the film in Kisumu, Kenya with my mother’s help. I wanted kids from my hometown to see the positive images reflected in the film and superheroes that they can relate to on the big screen. No matter where you live, you can help make this happen for more children who can’t afford to see the movie. Information for various GoFundMe campaigns is in my link in bio.
To date, over 400 GoFundMes have raised over $620,000, helping thousands of kids see the movie this month. Donations have come in from all 50 states and 50 countries around the world.