Archive for June, 2011

Welcome193 on July 9, 2011

June 23rd, 2011 by admin

The welcome193 campaign is using the power of social media to turn this global news event into a world wide show of support for the people of South Sudan as they celebrate their first independence day. On July 9, with your support, we aim to generate 10 million individual hellos from people all over the world in a collective welcome to the South Sudanese. At the same time, the Welcome193 web portal will connect people to opportunities to learn about South Sudan and non-profit organizations working to build the foundations of the new country.

For more information visit welcome193.org

Internship Opportunity

June 5th, 2011 by admin

The Humane Society International – Wildlife Department seeks an intern to work in our Gaithersburg, Md. office for the 2011 summer and/or fall semesters. Intern will participate in development of educational wildlife protection materials in the French language, in cooperation with governments in Francophone Africa. Interns will also conduct internet research and prepare reports. This internship will provide opportunities to learn about international treaties, wildlife policy and animal welfare. Approximately 20-25 hours per week. Must be a native (or highly fluent) French speaker with excellent communication skills. Note: This position is unpaid but a stipend may be available. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to mberry@hsi.org.

A2Empowerment benefit featuring The Mood Swings

June 5th, 2011 by admin

A2Empowerment will hold a phenomenally fun benefit event featuring Boston’s fantastic, one-and-only all-women swing orchestra, The Mood Swings. Join us June 18th, 2011 at the George Dilboy VFW Post in Davis Square, Somerville, from 7-11 pm. Premier dance instructor Liz Nania, director of OUT to Dance, will teach a fun and friendly swing lesson at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 at the door: enjoy the cash bar, free appetizers and a raffle stocked with really cool prizes. 100% of ticket and raffle proceeds will fund scholarships for girls in Cameroon. Step out and enjoy a night of music and dance while making a difference in the lives of women. Download the flyer for the event at here.

A2Empowerment is a Somerville-based nonprofit company dedicated to empowering women through education. Since its founding in 2008, the company has awarded over 150 scholarships to young women in Cameroon. The project is coordinated by A2Empowerment and Peace Corps Volunteers working in Cameroon. Recipients are chosen by A2Empowerment based on need and merit. In 2011, approximately $65 USD will cover tuition, fees and books for a year of school. The project is set up as a Peace Corps Partnership Project, so all funding is strictly monitored by the Peace Corps and A2Empowerment. To date, all company overhead costs have been covered by the company co-founders, allowing for the full amount of all donations to be put toward scholarships. To find out more, please visit our website at http://www.a2empowerment.org/.