Archive for March, 2011

Posted by Future Without Poverty On March - 29 - 2011 1 Comment

UNT Dallas
Student Association


Hi to All:

First of all I want to thank and congratulate everyone for their hard work, and effort put into FWOP activities in these couple of weeks, we have achieved many things as an organization, and I want to let you know that without your help this couldn’t be possible, and I want to encourage us to keep up the good work. We did a great job planting in our exhibition garden, things are looking pretty good last time I checked, thank you to all of you

UNT Dallas FWOP Student Association

UNT Dallas FWOP Student Association

watering, and giving maintenance to our beautiful garden. We did an awesome job painting our beds, I think they look gorgeous, thank you so much Keith for donating the paint, and making the little bed for the flowers it looks really good. Finally last week fundraiser was a success, we were able to raise a good amount of money, and during this activity we were able to share our beautiful newsletter with some of the people that were kindly donated to our organization, our hope is to get more name recognition and I think this is a great way to do it, thank you so much for all of you that were there to help.

UNT Dallas FWOP Student Association

UNT Dallas FWOP Student Association

We still have some more activities coming for this semester. I also want to remain all that we are having a meeting this week at 4:00 pm in room 226 building 1, please bring your time sheets. I hope to see you all there, thank you so much.

Miguel Sanchez
UNT Dallas FWOP Student Association

Posted by Future Without Poverty On March - 18 - 2011 0 Comment

Board Members- Stanley Ingman and Iftekhar Amin- meet with village leaders in Turkey to establish partnership with FWOP and their village.

They will attend a global aging conference in Istanbul, Turkey.  One focus will be poverty in old age and how to improve life for the poor elders of low income societies.  For more information on the conference: yaslilar_sempozyumu_kitap (PDF).

Posted by Future Without Poverty On March - 12 - 2011 1 Comment
Making A Flower Bowl

We are proud to start our online shopping experience with the launch of our new store.

Help us to build an online store to support jobs to create a future without poverty for families around the world. This is a test page that is under construction and we need your comments on how to improve the store. We also need you to purchase some items to help us test the system. Every item is hand made and 90% of your purchase price is used to buy more items for the store. Please visit the store at:

To share your ideas about the store please go to

Posted by Future Without Poverty On March - 12 - 2011 0 Comment
Rotary District 5790 Selects Outstanding Young Professionals to Participate in Group Study Exchange Program to New Zealand

Rotary District 5790 Selects Outstanding Young Professionals to Participate in Group Study Exchange Program to New Zealand

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 11, 2011) – Rotary District 5790, representing 65 Rotary Districts throughout North Central Texas, has selected four young professionals to experience the way of life, customs and vocational practices of New Zealand through Rotary International’s prominent Group Study Exchange Program (GSE).

“The purpose of the exchange is to promote international understanding and foster goodwill,” explains Paul Geisel, Chair of the GSE Committee for District 5790. “While abroad, team members will share information about their home country through vocational experiences and presentations for Rotary Clubs and various organizations and businesses in Auckland. The group will also stay in host families’ homes, giving them the opportunity to form close and often lifelong friendships.” A team from the partnering Rotary District 9920 in New Zealand will have similar experiences in North Texas to learn how their professions are carried out in the United States.

Posted by Future Without Poverty On March - 7 - 2011 0 Comment

February saw some significant progress in small and larger projects.

Locally in Denton, Texas FWOP started a small afterschool program in the Fall of 2010. Neriman Esendemir from Istanbul got the program started. She passed the program on to five graduate students under the supervision of Dr. Traci Cihon from Behavior Analysis Department. The program is at the Renaissance Apartments operated by Denton Housing Authority for low income families.

Spoke to some representatives from a local Afro-American neighborhood groups last week to create some micro enterprises to support low income seniors in Denton.

Recently a colleague at UNT called to tell FWOP they had 40 EPA small science kits for elementary school children to water analysis projects that have sitting in storage for many years. Twelve kits will soon go to Nicaragua schools with a Rotary team that we be building a school and a clinic near a dump. Remaining kits will go to schools in Zacatecas and Durango, Mexico .

FWOP linked up a community oriented artist in Ajijic, Mexico. Efren Gonzalez has been assisting poor children to paint individual cards that the sells for them at his gallery. FWOP is now selling their cards at the webstore on the FWOP website. Thus, we hope to expand their market.

March and April should be interesting. FWOP Board members ( Amin and Ingman) will be in Istanbul in two weeks and will meet with leaders from a Kurdish village to discuss possible partnership to stimulate community development .

April will see a visitor from a director of four schools for the poor families in India . We will sit down to discuss how FWOP can become partners.

You may recall from other postings on Mazamitla that some 400 women have formed the “Vigilantes ” to promote development and reduce corruption. We learned recently that 675,000 women are now registered in this movement across Mexico. In the coming months we will learn how FWOP can assist their agenda across Mexico. I learned that our textile cooperative in Flor de Campo now has contract to produce some products.