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Women Work Together
March 29, 2011

From the first presentation I attended regarding what WWT's mission and activities were about, I was enthusiastic. Subsequent to volunteering with them in Guatemala, I joined the Board. My time and money have been well used.
This Mayan community welcomes us and jointly conducts workshops. Our partners in Guatemala continue to guide and mentor the woman and girls in their efforts toward self improvement.
The results and enthusiasm are apparent, during our time there and as the reports of activities pour in through the year. There is a wonderful synergy in combining the talents of North and Central America. The community's future will be greater as well with educated, empowered girl's and the women they will become.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Each attendee participated enthusiastically and gained experience they could use in their daily lives and work. Everyone appreciated this chance to gain some new skills and build on their social network. They expressed that educated, competent women and girls are key to improving the entire community. They want a better life and see that keeping girls in school, literacy for adults and cooperation though combining the abilities within groups are powerful means to that end.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More resources - money and volunteers. Demand outstrips how many and how often workshops/training are conducted. The local government supports the programs as they are able but need our contributions- financial and our talent. Other communities have asked to have this presented in there villages. Better funding would allow some paid professional staff, strengthen WWT and allow more outreach.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Volunteered as Staff,for 2 weeks in March 2010, in presenting workshops for principles, teachers, literacy workers, small business owners as well as the Leadership Institute for Girls.