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The Chicago Chapter of WFWP USA, in observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace, also known as ‘Peace Day,’ held a forum with the theme of “Peace Begins With Me: Perspectives on Peace” on September 30 at the Elk Grove Village Library. This conference also included a fundraiser for the Lunis Kinderworld preschool in Nepal and the nine Schools of Africa pioneered by WFWP. This was just one of hundreds of events that took place throughout the US during the month of September, commemorating the 36th anniversary of Peace Day, which was established by unanimous resolution by the UN in 1981. The Peace Day forum began with the soothing sounds of the Japanese Koto musical instrument played by Mrs. Mariko Hosokawa, a professional…
Published in Chicago
The Northern California chapter of WFWP held its 15th annual Benefit for the Schools of Africa on Saturday, October 7th at a beautiful home in the hills of Oakland, CA. About 40 people gathered for an afternoon of heartfelt sharing, African drumming, and wonderful food. Our main speaker, Folarinda Harrison, shared her experience growing up in Ghana. She spoke about African children who learn to make a fire, prepare meals, and care for their families by age 7. Those children are so much more mature than children who grow up in an affluent society. Mrs. Harrison’s deep and warm heart helped us feel closer to the African people. We also enjoyed the wonderful drumming of master drummer Pope Flyne, who is also originally from Ghana.…
Published in Northern California
On Sunday, August 27th, we had a wonderful Schools of Africa Rummage Sale. People generously brought their treasures for us to sell. As African music filled the sunny day, our spirits and feet danced. Neighbors, church friends, and members were very happy to see us out for such a wonderful cause. We are grateful for everyone's generosity and so happy that we were able to generate funds of $400 for the Schools of Africa. A dear WFWP friend, Yvonne Benevides, gave of her time, warm heart, and lively spirit.   Schools of Africa Donation PageFor more information on how funds have been used to benefit Schools of Africa, please read this article by Fannie M. Smith, WFWP’s National Schools of Africa Coordinator.  
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The One Hope Garden Primary school is one of the nine WFWP run schools that WFWP USA continues to support. This school has touched many lives, and continues to go above and beyond in caring for the students and the community. In their most recent update, we see one such example:Mrs. Thseheyi, a 37 year old mother of nine (all daughters), shares how this school and the principal has greatly impacted her family. Years ago, when three of her daughters were in school, Mrs. Thseheyi had a disease, leaving their family in financial difficulty. Her eldest daughter offered to leave school and work as a housemaid in the Middle East to support the family. After agonizing over the decision, Mrs. Thseheyi consulted with the school…
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A message from Mrs. Fannie M. Smith, WFWP’s National Schools of Africa Coordinator:It is hard to believe that we are entering the last quarter of 2017. Yes, it has been a very eventful year in more ways than one; WFWP is still celebrating its 25th Anniversary!Although I was not able to attend the honorable visit of Mother Moon to the US in New York’s Madison Square Garden, I am so inspired by the initiatives for Peace and Love that she shared and affirmed the validity of our support for the needy and less fortunate. As I viewed the videos and pictures, thoughts of our Schools of Africa children came to mind.In July 2017, WFWP USA sent grants to the schools totaling $30,000. See below how…
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Annual Yard Sale

August 1st, 2017
The Maryland chapter of WFWP held its annual yard sale to benefit the “Schools of Africa” international project on June 3, 2017. The yard sale was held at the Dadachanji & Taylor residence in Bowie, Maryland.Our thanks go out to members of WFWP and to the New Hope Family Church community for contributing clothing and other items for the sale. Kudos and thanks are also extended to key organizers of the event: Susan Fefferman, Vicki Phelps, and Kim Dadachanji. Others, including Emiko Butler, Mikiko Zimmerman, and Pauline Eby gave much-needed support on the day of the sale.A total of $404 was raised and donated for the “Schools of Africa” project of WFWP.
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In March WFWP USA received a thank you letter and some wonderful photos from the Director of the Jamoo Training Center in Senegal, Mrs. Veronique Diop. We would like to share it with our readers. Through the donations that WFWP USA sent to Senegal, the school is beginning construction of a new building to expand the reach of the education offered. The goal of the school is to help women become financially independent and productive members of society. Here are some photos of the work they are doing there in Senegal at the Jamoo Training Center in Dakar.The Schools of Africa Project is making a real difference in the lives of the women and children of Africa. Thank you all for your generous contributions that…
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All women, especially mothers, want the best for our children. With the continued vision of WFWP founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, WFWP USA Schools of Africa Project is dedicated to developing curriculums in our eight schools designed for the advancement of girls and boys facing disparities in health, housing, education, and empowerment. That said, Women’s Federation for World Peace International pulled all the stops to celebrate this year’s annual CSW (Commission of the Status of Women), in a special way. The CSW61 took on an even more important meaning for WFWPI because first we celebrated our 25th Anniversary of existence; and second, we celebrated having the General Consultative Status as an NGO at the UN for 20 years, which is a great achievement for…
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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,…
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