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SUMMER HAPPENINGS…

June was full of action  opening with a great Happy Hour hosted by our newly created Foundation SCA Junior Board at a downtown DC restaurant, Lupe, on June 9.    See photos here of the fun evening, complete with old faithful supporters and newly found friends, a wonderful array of refreshments, and an auction to boot.   We hit our fundraising goal for the evening: thank you to all who came and supported the cause!  (Go to our facebook page here)

We also launched our first Annual Fund Appeal, reaching out to all our contacts for their commitment to the work of Foundation SCA around the world.

If you would like to contribute to our Annual Fund, you can donate online here or send it to us at:

Foundation SCA

1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20006

This coincided with the release of our 2011 SUMMER NEWSLETTER.   If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email info@foundationsca.org and put “Please add me to your list” in the subject line.

The 2011 Summer Newsletter can be downloaded here as well: enjoy!

-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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Shop and support SCA at the same time in BETHESDA, Saturday, May 21!

ten thousand villages (to print)


-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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“International investment in women”

Great new article from the Council for Foreign Relations:

“The story of a young woman’s entrepreneurial success during the Taliban reign in Afghanistan is an argument for international investment in women, says CFR’s Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.”

We completely agree, which is why we are partnering with Las Gravileas, an outstanding training center outside Gautemala City, Guatemala, which gives women suffering from the disaster after Tropical Storm Agatha the training and confidence to launch their own small businesses in traditional craft.

Click here to see the project: GUATEMALA

To take a look at our programs worldwide, just click HERE.

-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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the faces of foundation sca

-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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2011 programs at a glance

For our new one-pager, which gives an overview of Foundation SCA and our 2011 programs, please click here.

And for a quick “visit” around the world to each of our programs, just sit back and enjoy the show below!
-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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mosaic = all of us trying to make a difference

“What one man can do is change the world & make it young again.”

Well, each of us wants to change the world…. at least for one person (!) but hopefully for many, many more.   And sometimes it’s just that one smile or that one hour to listen to someone pour their heart out, that makes the difference.  Other times, we want to do something greater, bigger…  but we forget that those random acts of kindness do add up to something greater than they’d be alone.

Photo © Foundation SCA 2010

That’s what this blog’s about: a mosaic.   Beautiful, small, powerful pieces coming together from many countries, creating one picture the world over.  It’s a few people here, a handful of people there, who start something but great.  That’s all you need because with those seeds well-sown, we have the making of a great harvest.   I’m Program Manager at Foundation SCA (Foundation for Social & Cultural Advancement) & this blog is basically a mosaic (yes, yet again) of all the colorful, interesting & moving issues related to the work I do.  But above all, it’s about people.

Basically, the foundation promotes women and girls, especially those who are under-privileged, by supporting locally-initiatedprograms (does “by the people, for the people” ring a bell?)focused specifically on the education and advancement of women.  It‘s an incredible mission, I think.

If you help one woman, you potentially help one family, then one community…and a whole country.  (Obvious?  Er…not to everyone, which is what we’re trying to change.)

Right now, we’re helping women and girls inCameroon,Kenya, Slovenia, Poland, Russia, Honduras,and two cities here in the US, Chicago and D.C. (We also helped Haiti.)

Interested in knowing what’s happening in those places & how we’re helping, or the current news & goings-on in the developing world?   Then keep your eye on this blog!

-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

 

Photos © Foundation SCA 2010

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The World in 2011

Interesting article from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:  looking ahead to the major international issues facing us as we launch into the new year:  THE WORLD IN 2011


-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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