At WGEI, we believe in the power of global education. We believe that future growth in American communities relies heavily on the development of globally-minded citizens. And, finally, we believe that it is crucial for us to help facilitate growth within communities that are often excluded, starting with communities of low-income women.
About our program:
Our strategy applies three themes: race, gender, and environmental justice across two components: academic and social development. By bridging their global experiences to social issues at home, students master skills necessary to community and individual transformation. We believe that by co-creating this unique pathway, students advance their prospects while developing collective solidarity.
This three-week program, specifically tailored for low-income young women of color, pairs cultural immersion and intercultural exchange with in-depth thematic lectures on the intersections of race, gender, and indigenous culture in Morocco, the United States, and comparisons between both countries. The readings, discussions, site visits, and lectures intend to give students a critical understanding of identity and culture in the cultural landscape of Morocco. Our program also features interactive social activities where students mindfully reflect on their individual experiences with other young women of similar backgrounds.
Because our pilot program was so successful last year, we are currently fundraising for our second three-week session, which will take young women from Louisville to study abroad. Our current fundraising goal is $2000.
Because our host-partner Dar Si Hmad is also a nonprofit organization, not only does your money go to the student's academic program, but it also contributes to environmental and gender-rights development initiatives in Morocco.
Thank you for your time and consideration and we hope you decide to take part in helping our students this summer.
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