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* FAWCO & Coffee Online

Join Karen Castellon for a virtual meet up Thursday, October 1 12noon to learn about FAWCO and how you as a FAWCO member can get involved and benefit. We invite the curious and the lifelong learners to find out more about the organization that AWC Berlin helped to found in 1931. Whether you’re a new or long time AWC member or a subscriber to Inspiring Women or any of FAWCO’s 10 other publications, there’s something to gain. Contact Karen at fawcorep@awcberlin.org for details.

If you miss this meet-up, check the AWC calendar for our next daytime gathering for a virtual FAWCO & Coffee event.

* Education Awards. Did you know that you, your children or your grandchildren may be eligible for a FAWCO Foundation Education Award, valued at $4,000? Now is the right time to start thinking about applying, as applications are due January 27, 2021. If you applied previously and did not get an award, you can apply again.  For more information, including the awards available, how to apply and the timeline for applications, visit the FAWCO Foundation’s website here.

Please let Karen Castellon (KarenCastellon908@gmail.com) know if you or your children are applying so the application can be tracked.

*FAWCO Youth.  FAWCO has launched a new program specially for young adults (ages 15-25) — the Global Issues FAWCO Youth Group.  The group met for the first time last month virtually, and will meet for several more sessions, to learn about and discuss global issues.  Youth who are members themselves or children of members are all welcome to attend.  To learn more, please contact Mary Dobrian, VP of Global Issues for FAWCO, at globalissuesyouth@fawco.org.

*International Day of the Girl Child.  The FAWCO Education Team is holding a special event on the International Day of the Girl Child.  The special guest speaker will be AWC Berlin member, Rachna Reiter.  Rachna will talk about her journey to become an airline pilot and her education in the Netherlands, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering. AWC Berlin members and friends are invited to hear Rachna’s inspiring story! Invite your daughters (and sons)!  This special event will be held on Sunday, October 11, from 8:00pm – 9:00pm.  For more details and to register, visit FAWCO’s website and login to view the event on the calendar.

* The FAWCO Target Program

Join other FAWCO women in supporting S.A.F.E. (Safe Alternatives for Female Genital Mutilation Elimination), is a project of Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania that advocates to end FGM for women and girls in the Mara region of Tanzania. By highlighting this global health issue the 2020-2022 Target Project will provide programs and services that will benefit at risk girls and survivors of FGM as well as community outreach and education.

The Target Program team spearheads the development of advocates (me and you, if you choose) at the Club level to help members learn more about the topic of FGM as both a health and a human rights issue that affects women and girls today in 2020, on 6 continents. Advocates partner with the philanthropy arm of the Club to raise funds for the organization called Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania.

Find the latest information on the partnership that we have formed with our friends in Tanzania for the FAWCO Target Project 2020-2022 at https://www.fawco.org/global-issues/target-program/health/target-project-2020-2022.

* Check out how AWC Berlin members support the Sustainable Development Goals.


Your FAWCO Representative is Karen Castellon:

KarenCastellon908@gmail.com or FAWCORep@AWCBerlin.org