Member Joanna Ballah, executive director of Alliance for Women and Children Development (AWACD) in Monrovia, Liberia, recently served as a presenter for an event organized on Day of the African Child. The topic of the presentation was Understanding Gender and Volunteerism. The goal of AWACD is to keep children in school during the vacation break and to empower young girls and single mothers though skills training programs.
Member Banti Borgohain Bhuyan has taken a leadership role in starting a new initiative called Citizen Awareness to stop crime against women in India. Thousands of women have joined. The pictures below are from their first meeting where the chief guest was the highest officer of police. Banti is serving as the group’s secretary.
Member Banti Borgohain Bhuyan has been doing some creative work to develop the school she founded in 2000 — K.P.M. English School in Sibságar Road, Assam, India. She organized an event that included guardians, students, and government officials to teach about and celebrate culture through performance.
The Girls for Change Organization, in collaboration with other local organizations, hosted day of fun, games, and mentorship day for over 100 girls below age 20. It was a wonderful day, as you can see from the photographs! The girls had the opportunity to share fun and ideas and to meet other girls from all around Monrovia.
The Girls for Change Organization is a non-for-profit, non government organization that empowers teen mothers by creating a platform for free education. Women’s Creative Leadership Network Member Ora Barclay-Keller is the executive director.
In celebration of International Women’s Month, member Sharon Rattan organized a vision board party for her Winning with Women group. The objectives were to focus women on goal setting in a fun way and to strengthen bonds and network. The name of the event was Sister Grow Magic Vision Board Party. The women created 4 vision boards on the following themes:
- Women’s Health
- Women’s Rights
- Women in Leadership
- Women’s Economic Empowerment
It was an evening of sharing, creating, and supporting. There was a surge of renewed commitment that women need to show up.