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LATEST NEWS (as of april 24, 2023)

UPCOMING FAWCO EVENTS– open to AWC Berlin members – contact president@fawco.org if you would like more information:

*FAWCO Regional Meeting for Region 5 (Germany, Austria) in Hamburg, Germany – hosted by the AWC Hamburg – on November 3-5, 2023.

*THE FAWCO BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2023 took place in Bratislava, Slovakia on March 23-26, 2023, hosted by the AWA Vienna and IWC Bratislava. There were 140 attendees from 33 clubs from all regions except Region 10 (Asia/Pacific). The AWC Berlin delegation was seven-member strong: from left, Annamaria Thal, Jennifer Post Draeger, Ann Marie Fred, Shweta Gupta (FAWCO Board Secretary), Hollis Vaughen (FAWCO Inspiring Women magazine Marketing Manager), My-Linh Kunst (FAWCO Counselor, FAWCO Youth Program Co-Chair), & Angelika McLarren (FAWCO Region 5 Coordinator).  Click here for FULL REPORT.

*AWC Berlin member Suzy Nguyen won the FAUSA Skills Enhancement Award! Suzy plans to use the award to study gouache illustration as she works toward her goal of writing and illustrating a children’s book to tell the story of her childhood in Vietnam – with a planned release by 2025, the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Congratulations Suzy! We’re inspired by this vision and look forward to cheering you on all the way. 

*The new Target Project 2023-2026 focusing on The Environment was revealed as Awesome Blossoms, a hydroponic farm project in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Awesome Blossoms is a project of Safe Spaces, an organization created by Peninah Nthenya Musyimi. Eager FAWCO clubs have already donated over $26,000, and a generous donor, Clydette de Groot, has offered a $10,000 matching grant! 

* Closure of Target Project, Health 2019-2022  “Promoting Well-Being and Healthy Lives for Women and Girls”. FAWCO clubs and members together raised $170,000  for S.A.F.E (Safe Alternatives for Female Genital Mutilation Elimination) with AWC Berlin contributing $6086, placing us among the Aquamarine Donors on The FAWCO Foundation Club Donor Wall.

*Inspiring Women – February 2023: AWC Berlin member Claudia Tessier is featured in this issue (page 58) of FAWCO’s Inspiring Women Magazine on Evolving to Maturity: Fierce, Fabulous, Fun. Also My-Linh Kunst’s dedication to her mother is on page 44. *Did you know you can sign up to receive Inspiring Women directly to your email inbox? If you are interested in receiving this publication, or any FAWCO publications, sign up!