WILPower News
A Biweekly Update on WIL and its Partners
March 28, 2022
Join us tonight!
The GIFT of Language and Learning
for Peruvian Girls
Guest Speaker Theresa Ramos
Join us for a conversation with former Philadelphian, Theresa Ramos, on giving children the gift of reading with WIL's support.

Six years ago, Theresa Ramos moved to Carhuaz, Peru after years of working and living in Philadelphia. She partnered with Artesanos Don Bosco and began an intensive English language learning program for school children in the area. The group received two grants from WIL to assist in their language projects.

Join us for wine, light snacks and an informal conversation with Theresa.

Monday, March 28 5:00 - 6:30pm
Philadelphia Ethical Society
1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

WIL Annual Appeal
Help us invest in women globally. Give today during our annual appeal.
Make your donation online at www.wil-gp.org.
WIL is a 501(c)(3) and your donation is tax deductible.
WIL Travel Book Club
A Journey to NIGERIA
Visit Nigeria - through the eyes of Adunni, a 14 year old girl, 
whose story is all too common
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Explore the essence of our mission through the story of Adunni, a 14 year old girl in Nigeria who has one dream - an education. But the cultural constraints embraced by her father means he has other ideas. This is the story of The Girl with the Louding Voice, by Abi Daré.

Join your WIL virtual travel buddies as we hold a compelling global conversation, rooted in Nigeria, that highlights the needs and benefits our mission seeks to serve. 
Let's virtually visit Nigeria together.
Location: ZOOM Video Link, to be sent to RSVP "YES" attendees a day before the discussion. Space is limited to ensure all attendees can participate in the discussion.
You can find The Girl with the Louding Voice in electronic or hardcopy at these online bookstores: Amazon BooksBarnes and NobleThriftBooks and alibris.
Grants - Final Report Highlights
This is the time of year when the Grants Committee receives final reports for grants awarded in the prior year. In 2021 WIL awarded Women Arises Association $1500 for a Bio-Briquette training project. 100 women participated in the program and learned to make three types of briquettes with varying burning capacities. The briquettes eliminate the need to cut down trees for firewood. The women also gained business
skills during their training so they can generate income and provide for their families as they make the briquettes.

According to one trainee:
“In life I never knew I can have hope of overcoming poverty, I thought my life was doomed and WAA has really resurrected my life. This bio briquettes project is really a hand of God to me and my family."
KUDOS to our WIL Extended Family!
Congrats to Linda Resnick's daughter and son-in-law, Tamra and Aaron, for their documentary film, "Tomorrow's Hope" being featured recently at the SXSW EDU conference in Austin, TX.

The film features three high school seniors who got their start through a special program on Chicago's South Side geared to help them succeed. See the trailer here.

Great work Tamra and Aaron -- Keep it up!
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