The 2018 spring semester at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda is going well for the Graduate Women International students. We are so proud that two of our students will graduate this year with a Bachelor of Education degree. Their success would not be possible without the continued contributions from GlobalGiving.
Recently, one of our students wrote to me, "I would like to thank you together with the whole organisation for the support rendered to us last semester and to inform you that it was a successful one".
We would like to acknowledge all of the hard work our students are putting towards their future.
Feb 20, 2018
Did You Know the GWI Hegg Hoffet Programme Began in 1936?
By Stacy Dry Lara - GWI Executive Director
Did you know that the Hegg-Hoffet Fund has been instrumental in providing help to refugee and displaced graduate women for over 82 years? The Hegg Hoffet Fund was established in 1936 as the International Federation of University Women (now Graduate Women International) Emergency Fund to help women at the graduate level and above who had been deprived of the right to work, and in many cases, the right to live in their native countries. 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. Later called the Relief Fund, it took the name of Madame Blanche Hegg Hoffet (1894-1978) in 1968, to honour her many years of service during and after the Second World War.
Mme Hegg Hoffet was particularly responsible for raising money and distributing assistance in that difficult period and accomplished her mission with great passion and commitment, travelling regularly to Germany to meet with refugees as soon as the war ended.
Recently, the GWI Hegg Hoffet programme supported a SiSwati programme for a very deserving and fellow woman graduate. Support for such classes embodies the very mission of the GWI Hegg Hoffet program and we are ever-grateful to our donors.
Dec 11, 2017
GWI Teachers for Rural Futures Project Update
By Stacy Dry Lara - Executive Director
The Graduate Women International Teachers for Rural Futures program continues to advance the status of girls in Uganda through education. Through GlobalGiving, three girls sponsored by Graduate Women International are entering their final year of the teacher program at Makerere University. All five girls in the Teachers for Rural Futures program recently studied hard for their end of term exams. Recalling their first days at Makerere University, all of the girls sponsored by GWI send their heartfelt gratitude to all GWI contributors and they continue mentoring the younger girls in the program. Graduate Women International looks forward to making positive contributions to rural communities in Uganda and beyond with your continued support.