Women Work Together
April 5, 2012
Women Work Together continues to do remarkable work in San Pedro Sacatepéquez, advancing girls' leadership, raising the visibility of educated girls and strengthening family and community commitment to sending their daughters to school. With each working visit, our Guatemalan partners take more ownership of the participatory programs and are now running them year round on their own.
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Women Work Together
March 28, 2011
I just returned from my 4th volunteer trip to Guatemala on behalf of Women Work Together in less 18 months. It's exciting to report that WWT is successfully building capacity on the ground in San Pedro Sacatepequez to engage, educate and empower girls and women there around our core campaign: Manda Tu Hija a La Escuela (Send Your Daughter to School). With good reason, I am very optimistic about the terrific working partnership with the Oficina Municipal de la Mujer (Women's Affairs Office) and other San Pedro community leaders.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
working directly with girls and women in San Pedro Sacatepequez. Going back and seeing the growth in the girls' individually and their participation in their local Girls Clubs. Working closely with municipal and other community leaders there, seeing them execute the plans we agree on. Seeing the growth in the abilities of the cadre of local outreach workers we've established and trained to carry out the programs with the Girls Clubs and women's groups.
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Identify sources of funding, support and mentorship that would support paid staff to maximize and leverage the potential of this terrific working model.
Professional with expertise in this field & As a co-founder of Women Work Together, I take the lead on all manner of organization and resource development, including funding, volunteer recruitment and team management for field work in Guatemala, helping to faciltiate WWT workshops on leadership, .