FAWCO UPDATE – Final day to vote for Target Project

We are now coming into the final stretch of the voting on the FAWCO Foundation Target Project which focuses on the rights of women. Remember, YOU have the opportunity to vote on one of the 3 finalists listed below. Thanks to those of you who have already voted. For those who have not, please consider reviewing the short list of very worthy projects below and e-mail me with your vote no later that 12 February. The Project that receives the most votes will be submitted as the MIWC’s club vote.

Also, don’t forget that you can buy your FAWCO Foundation fund raising raffle tickets for the beautiful hand made quilt.  The handmade square contributions come frommore than 50 women from clubs all around the world.  Then our very own Roberts Zoellner puts the colourful quilt together with beautiful finishing touches. A lovely photo will be available soon. Each year the quilt is raffled to raise funds for the FAWCO Foundation. Last year Margaret collected more than €300 which was given to the FAWCO Foundation as part of their fund raising efforts.  Any member of any club can buy tickets.  These are available now on the website, however, I have printed some which I will bring to activities and meetings over the next 2 months. One ticket costs €5, but if you buy five tickets they will be at the bargain price of €20. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Foundation Fundraising evening in Brussels .

The short list of nominees for the Target Project is as follows:

1. Women’s Microfinance Initiative, Kenya , Tanzania and Uganda . submitted by: AWG Paris, Joan Burns Click here for more information.  Click here to see the video.

2. Free The Girls: Fight Human Trafficking, Mozambique , Uganda , Kenya and El Salvador , submitted by: AW Surrey, Catherine Marland  Click here for more information.  Click here for the video.

3. Project Dignity: Empowering Liberia ‘s Women, submitted by: AIWC Cologne, Tricia Saur.       Click here for more information.   Click here to see the video.

I personally encourage you to learn more about these projects and their sponsoring organizations through the Project Summary and Video Presentation links provided below. I was very moved and inspired by the video presentations & proposals, not only with the good work that is being done to empower women around the world but also the professionalism of the videos and proposals. After reviewing the materials, please send me your vote for the project you would like to see at the Target Project for the next 2 years. Please e-mail this by 12 February to hope.moore@t-online.de

MIWC FAWCO Representative

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