It is wonderful to think that we are doing such work and it all happened so quickly. I love the idea of giving back, and that’s what Women Like Us Foundation is all about.
Over the years, I often felt that my mission has grown stronger. The mission of bringing women together. Supporting them to be strong, find their voice, and create their own way. And it can be confusing…with all the things we women do, to take time to notice the world, to understand it’s needs, and to learn, in time that by fulfilling needs of others, giving back to those who have an empty place, can, indeed, motivate us, as well.
So as we continue with the Women Like Us Foundation programs; our school and women’s center in Costa Rica where my partner, Sally, is teaching English, yoga and building a library as we speak; the birthing center we support in Uganda where 80% of the women who come to give birth are victims of AIDS; the orphanage in Rishikesh, India where “untouchable” children are given a chance to make their way in the world through education and a new found self-respect; Lifeline efforts in Serbia where a Princess Katherine is working hard to provide for the orphans of her country; our program in Africa…a pre-school where children discovered a benefactor in artist Nancy Noel and we support; Katie’s school in Soweto where Katie raises dollars for higher education for these young people in Africa…and on.
We’re equally blessed to support programs for teen and teen girls right here in the United States. The One Girl Award program mentors girls and teaches them the importance of humanitarian work through voulunteerism trips to developing countries; Olivia’s Cause, a young woman with alopecia who speaks to teens about self-esteem and anti-bullying; and our Hollywood Tween Mentoring program where they meet monthly with tween girls for discussion and learning on all things that create awareness of stepping stones to create a strong sense of self-worth and future direction.
And that’s what this blog is for…to continue to write about all that we do, show you pictures and video of the people in our lives and the fabulous volunteers we have gotten to know. To encourage you to comment, become a part, send ideas on what we can do better. Anything you want. We want to have a conversation with you.
You’ll hear from me, from Sally, from our programs all over the world. And we hope you’ll join us on this very special journey in all of our lives and the lives of others.
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