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Hope for
Girls March

This International Women’s Day show your support for the global women’s movement by participating in an engaging learning session presented by Canadian Humanitarian and SERniña/REALgirl.


Lunch and


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This month we are excited to share the launch of a new effort for student guardians has begun!

Working with 15 adults each at SSCM Vocational Training Center, Deganet Kirkos Center, and YTH Gulele, this new pilot program has potential to help those with lost employment opportunity due to COVID to train for something new, with the goal of allowing them independence and higher standard of living.

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By combining efforts with Hope Arising Charity, D Lawrence Penner, and Canadian Humanitarian help for guardians to be educated in self-reliance, financial planning, business training and start up financing has begun.

If you are interested in being involved in this exciting effort, contact us for more information.


Guatemala SERniña Update

With schools in Guatemala still closed due to the pandemic, our partner SERniña (by REALgirl) continues to innovate to meet the critical needs of the boys and girls in their program. In lieu of their normal after-school workshops, they are creating engaging empowerment magazines which cover the majority of their core themes including menstrual health and violence prevention.

Over the past month, they have been meeting with parents of each participant, one at a time, to explain their new offerings and how to support their child with their remote-learning magazines.

Sernina March
Sernina March


Year End Report

Have you had a chance to read our digital year end report yet?

Year End