Global Outreach: Catherine Khan and Wendy Reimer
We invite your participation in our group. New members are always welcome.
Purpose: We research and recommend to the members of CFUW/PQ projects which further the education of girls and women in developing countries. Global Outreach accomplishes this by acting in conjunction with GWI and CFUW and with other established agencies outside our organization provided their aims and objectives are compatible with our own.
Background: Between 2006 and 2015, CFUW P/Q has provided secondary school scholarships to eight deserving girls from Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya.
Our two most recent students were from the Kakamega area of the western highlands of Kenya. Mercy Amakobe was supervised by CHES (Canadian Harambee Education Society) and finished her secondary school programme in 2013 near Kakamega. Belinda Mambe Achieng received her secondary school education through Children of Bukati, also in Kenya, graduating in 2012. Our club then sponsored Belinda at a state-supported Teacher Training College. Since Belinda graduated from her two-year program in May 2015, we have chosen to begin a new secondary school sponsorship. Beginning in January 2016, we are committed to sponsoring a CHES girl in Katesh, Tanzania, through four years of secondary school.
This year we hope to update Global Connections, an inventory of Mid-island initiatives active in international outreach. This is an invaluable compilation of NGOs and societies working in developing countries, but based right here in our community.
In March 2015 we presented the Club’s monthly program. Three of our committee members presented personal experiences working with students in Guatemala, Uganda and Kenya.
Photos by Perry Perry
Last updated Oct 2015