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Do Good This Month

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First off, this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  The Women’s Law organization that I recently joined is tabling today in the foyer and accepting donations for the fight against breast cancer.  We are also handing out pretty pink ribbons and candy.  Go donate, ribbon yourself, and support.

Second, while I was tabling with one of the leaders of the Women’s Law Coalition, I learned about a wonderful organization: Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda.  Most non-profit organizations located in sub-saharan Africa involve micro-loans.  The Akilah Institute, however, is a hospitality school, which provides full scholarships for women, and an education in entrepreneurship and leadership.  Hospitality is especially important because it is the fastest growing industry in the Rwandan economy.  The CEO and co-founder, Elizabeth Dearborn Davis, is apparently a phenomenal speaker.  We are trying to get her to come and speak at my school.  I hope it works out!  In meantime, I will try to check out her video on TED.

 

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Written by doorr

October 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Posted in Events, World

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