Dining for Women is the world’s largest educational giving circle dedicated to promoting gender equality, while transforming lives and eradicating poverty among women and girls in the developing world. For more info, go to: www.DiningforWomen.org or email GailBurchard@gmail.com. All are welcome as we meet monthly – the first Tuesday of the month, 5:30 – 8 pm in the Oneto Community Room. Bring a dish to share to our potluck and we eat by 6:15. Donations accepted on line or @ potluck… no minimum required!
The featured Grantee for April is MindLeaps, in Nouakchott, Mauritania, Africa. Elizabeth Donovan will be our presenter about the mission of MindLeaps, which uses dance to develop the cognitive skills and social-emotional learning of at-risk youth to ensure that they can succeed in school, enter the workplace and leap forward in life. Diane Conyers will be hosting.
This project will draw young girls off the streets and out of prostitution through MindLeaps’ highly popular dance program. As the girls come to the safe space to attend dance workshops, they will also receive remedial education, psychosocial counseling, and nutritional support. This project provides 120 girls growing up in urban poverty with the opportunity to defy cultural expectations and leap forward in life.
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