March 23, 2011
i have served as a board member and have watched the continued growth and success of matawi as a non profit. since the work on this non profit began, the dadaab refugee camp has almost doubled in size; thus remaining the largest refugee complex in the world. i am so gratified that there has been, during the past year, a growing awareness of matawi and continued progress and success in funding education scholarship. with refugee communities expanding all over the world, the growth and significance of matawi will also parallel this trend worldwide, establishing a framework of hope for refugee girls and women desperately in need of education and opportunity beyond the confines of camp life.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
meeting one of the refugee women who has been educated through a matawi scholarship. i have learned of the enormous difference this opportunity has made in her life. i have watched as the growing awareness of matawi impacts new volunteers and contributors.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
hope that more and more volunteers become involved so that the board can be enlarged and the fundraising efforts and opportunity for additional scholarships increases
Board Member & i worked on matawi's first major fundraising event and also on marketing strategy for the non profit.