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On November 26, 2016, WFWP Michigan organized its first fundraiser for the Schools of Africa. About 30 people gathered to support the Schools of Africa project.After the welcome remarks and presentation of the core values and activities of the Women’s Federation by Donnette Konan, the event was animated by a lot of African songs and dances (as it is a tradition in Africa).The event was also animated by the personal testimonies of the guest speakers from different African countries. They, in their testimonies, created in the guests a strong connection to the ultimate purpose of the donation--which is to eradicate poverty and suffering in the world. Enjoying African foodsMrs. Uretha emphasized the difficulties she, herself, faced as she was growing up in Liberia. She spoke…
Published in Detroit
Have you recently attended a WFWP USA Schools of Africa benefit? Perhaps you’ve joined one of our local chapters in an evening of music, food, and stories from Africa. Perhaps you were even moved to donate to this worthy cause. This year, your donations went toward a total of $5,000 which was sent to the New Hope Technical Institute in Kigali, Rwanda. The money went toward much needed equipment and materials for the school’s courses in culinary arts and dressmaking. The school was also able to purchase several fire extinguishers and fans for the classrooms.The New Hope Technical Institute currently has 117 students, 41 students enrolled in culinary arts, 38 in dressmaking, and 38 pursuing hairdressing/beautician courses. Many of these students also face economic hardships,…
Published in National
For the third year the Westchester Chapter of WFWP was again blessed to hold our annual Schools of Africa Fundraiser right beside the beautiful Hudson River, in the lovely Eileen Fisher Hall in Irvington, NY. We are grateful for the generosity of Eileen Fisher, a very distinguished fashion designer, and her Fortune 500 company for allowing us the use of her venue.Our warm and welcoming emcee, Ms. Grace Ross, opened the program by introducing the Belvedere Family Church Choir. Accompanied by pianist, Dr. Rumiko Isaacson, the choir performed “Silent Night ” in perfect harmony, followed by a lively version of “Go Tell it on the Mountain.”Mrs. Renate Sato, WFWP Westchester Chairwomen, described the many facets of WFWP and showed a video of WFWP in action.…
Published in Westrock, New York
WFWP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter held its 14th annual Benefit for the Schools of Africa on October 29th at the Bay Area Family Church. More than 50 people gathered to celebrate and support the schools located in eight nations in Africa.The program included a performance of the “Waka Waka” Dance by some young supporters as well as wonderful African music performed by Pope Flyne, a master drummer, keyboardist, and composer from Ghana. Mr. Flyne had everyone singing and tapping hands and feet to his fantastic African rhythms.Mrs. Folarinda Harrison, a retired teacher, educator and author who is originally from Ghana, was our main speaker. She spoke about the importance of education in Africa and especially the importance of educating girls. She emphasized that when…
Published in Northern California
As a first time participant at the WFWP Assembly, I was amazed at how the whole assembly went – from the Bridge of Peace to the Schools of Africa Gala. To see all these women come together and support each other really brightened my heart. It was a lovely weekend indeed.The gala was full of heart-warming testimonies, wonderful video presentations, and amazing performances. But what really touched my heart were the young people from the GO (God’s Own), program in New Jersey. As part of their service work that they do within the program, they decided to create handmade Christmas cards and sell them as part of a fundraiser to foster children in Cambodia and pay for their schooling for a year. And what was…
Published in National
On Saturday, November 5, women from a variety of churches gathered for our second annual Schools of Africa Fundraiser. The program was sponsored by the Women's Federation for World Peace and was held at the Metro Detroit Family Church. There was entertainment of lively African dancing and singing; there were moving testimonies and videos. There was a potluck meal featuring dishes from various African nations and from countries around the world. Participants from Africa wore their brightly colored African dress, and the room was decorated with crafts and artwork from several African nations.A highlight of the program this year was watching the videos from the schools in Africa that have been helped through the donations sent by WFWP USA. Last year we knew we were…
Published in Detroit

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December 1st, 2016
Around 40 people graced the halls of the Denver Family Church where the WFWP Denver Chapter held its annual fundraiser for the Schools of Africa. Ms. Justine Daboni and Ms. Shirley Chimes, both dressed in African clothing, emceed the event together. To start off, Justine welcomed everyone and a rousing song was sung. Shirley testified about Father and Mother Moon and presented on the New Hope Technical Institute in Kigali, Rwanda.Everyone was invited to partake in a sumptuous luncheon that consisted of fried plantains, meat pies, fish pies, fried rice, mixed veggie salad, seasonal fruit and other delectables. The tables were decorated in blue, green and yellow, reflecting the colors of the Rwandan flag. African cloths decorated the walls.One of the highlights of the program…
Published in Denver
Perhaps you are wondering how Schools of Africa funds are used? When WFWP USA receives the funds that are raised for the WFWP Schools in Africa, the money is pooled together. As managers of the Schools of Africa Project, WFWP Japan then advises where the funds are needed most. WFWP USA recently received a very warm thank you letter and photos from Mrs Akiko Hazan letting us know how the recent grant was used in Mozambique.The Sun of Mozambique Secondary School was founded in March of 1995 and, as of 2013, had 8,159 graduates. The Sun of Mozambique School has earned their reputation as a school with high quality education at a low price, which provides low income students with needed educational opportunities. The Ministry…
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On October 8, the Boston Chapter of WFWP had its Second Annual International Festival to raise funds for the Schools of Africa. It was a beautiful day, made more beautiful by our lovely high school and college age ladies dressed in their native dress. They escorted people into the church center that allowed us to use their facilities for the benefit.The building is the former mansion owned by Jordan Marsh, the founder of the first department store in Boston. Some people just came in to see the exquisite woodwork of the building; others came to experience the international flavors. WFWP members from Japan, the Philippines, and Russia gave them a taste of their cultural foods. There were tables set up for Origami, Calligraphy and the…
Published in Boston
The Peace Hana School sent two letters of gratitude from all of the students who attend the school, in appreciation of the love and support they received from WFWP USA. They expressed how especially meaningful it was to them to receive support during this difficult time, owing to the epidemic of the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. They also send their prayers in support of WFWP activities here in America.The funds ($3,805) that were sent in 2014 were used to support the 127 day care, kindergarten, and elementary school students in the Peace Hana School. The funds received also went towards the facility rent. In 2015, the funds ($4,764), were used for the teacher's salary and went to support the education of 93 students. Liberia Ebola Education…
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