a thousand flashes of light: empowering women and girls around the globe
KENYA. CAMEROON. POLAND. RUSSIA. GUATEMALA. SLOVENIA. USA.
I'm Michelle Datiles, Program Manager at the Foundation for Social & Cultural Advancement, a non-profit based in Washington, DC created by women, led by women, for women.
We focus on giving girls and women access to education and training so they can become independent, responsible leaders, who give back to their communities, be it a village in Sub-Sahara or the neighborhoods of Northeast DC. Like points of light across the globe. A grand mission, isn't it? But completely realistic since we're not doing it alone.
MOSAIC: many hands of many colors reaching together accomplish more than a single pair. Foundation SCA partners--in the fullest meaning of that word--with local initiatives that were initiated and led by local women, respected and supported by the local community. They know best what their needs are; they don't need us for that.
But they do need help to keep up the good work they've begun, and that's where we come in. We identify local initiatives to support, help fund them, and help them develop and grow.