The generous donations to the Graduate Women International Teachers for Rural Futures projects throughout 2018 have been greatly appreciated and have allowed our five student teachers to continue their studies, along with safe accommodations and adequate food. As the 2018 holiday season is coming to a close, all five of our student teachers are preparing to return from holidays with their families in the rural district of Buyende in Eastern Uganda to Makerere University in Kampala where they will continue to study. Soon two of our girls will graduate – thanks to their hard work and your generous contributions.
We are so grateful to GlobalGiving and the support of our donors.
Nov 13, 2018
Support is Critical for GWI Hegg Hoffett Success
By Stacy Dry Lara - Executive Director
As the end of 2018 is fast approaching, Graduate Women International (GWI) looks back with gratitude on what the generosity of our donors has allowed us to achieve through the GWI Hegg Hoffet programme. At the beginning of the year, the Hegg Hoffet programme awarded a displaced women from Palestine the opportunity to register for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme OSCE, Objective Structured Clinical Examination, Parts 1 and 2. Displaced from her home country of Palestine and for fear of prosecution, she sought asylum in the United Kingdom. Given the opportunity to take the OSCE exam in London she can now continue to pursue her legal profession. We are in close contact and she has expressed her sincere gratitude to GlobalGiving and the Graduate Women International Hegg Hoffet programme for this life-changing opportunity. Earlier in August, GWI supported the purchase of neuro and biopsychology textbooks for one of our grantees. These books will contribute to the advanced studies of our recipient who has express much gratefulness.
The Hegg Hoffet programme assists graduate women (and in special cases tertiary women students) who have been displaced as a result of war, political upheaval or other serious emergencies. Some are fleeing gender-related atrocities in their home countries, such as rape, honour crimes, forced marriage and female mutilation. Others fear for their lives because of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, or membership in a particular social group. Arriving in a new country, most face complex challenges to integration, among them language difficulties, unemployment, rejection of foreign qualifications and the need for retraining.
GlobalGiving contributions are critical for the success of GWI’s Hegg Hoffet programme. Through GlobalGiving support, GWI will continue to provide short-term grants for refresher courses for re-entry into the candidates’ professional field (or if that is not possible, training courses leading to some other employment), and for language training and other courses to assist with integration into their new countries. In addition to financial assistance, GWI’s national and local groups also provide the graduate refugees with moral support to help them to adjust to life in a different country.
We appreciate your contributions today, and every day.
Oct 3, 2018
GWI Celebrates International Day of the Girl on 11 October
By Stacy Dry Lara - Executive Director
A new semester is beginning at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. The GWI student teachers have enrolled in their classes and, thanks to you, our donors, their tuition has been mostly sponsored. This semester the girls will be taking practical classes along with courses such as economics and politics, so they gain an understanding of the world around them.
On 11 October the international community celebrates girls with International Day of the Girl. We invite you to join GWI in this celebration of the potential of girls and their empowerment through education.
Your contributions matter and we are ever-grateful. We appreciate your additional contributions to our girls for books and stipend. Join us 11 October, and every day to celebrate girls, their potential through education.