Archive for February, 2017

Posted by Miguel Juanez On February - 28 - 2017 0 Comment

Get ready for another opportunity to attend FWOP’s meeting of the minds at our summit in  Costa Rica at CATIE October 4th – 6th

If you’d like to present what your organization is doing to fight poverty, please email Dr. Stan Ingman here with details about your presentation. Drop us a note of your ideas. More detail coming soon on our FWOP Facebook

Arbor Health, St Louis

Arbor Health had a visit from the Priory of St. Louis Veterans Group, who prepared a holiday meal for the residents of Arbor Health. The Arbor Health Foundation, a non-profit, has moved its assets to new organization, entitled Arise Veteran Foundation, so that their work can expand to encompass the broader community of veterans

Recently, FWOP started working with Southwest Airlines to recycle leather seats.  This partnership has helped to create new employment options and craft projects for the residents of Arbor Health. Always Green Recycling based in St. Louis has stepped up to join FWOP to employ residents of Arbor Health (http://www.recyclingcenterstlouis.com/). Three veterans are being trained to be locksmiths (http://www.locksmithofstlouis.com/) and one resident now has a new position as a locksmith.

Zach (MA -Chicago Art Institute) is assisting veterans at Arbor Health to do art work and Yameng (UNT-MS in Applied Gerontology) is expanding menu options and assisting with management. Zach is helping veterans create various products from the used Southwest Airline leather.

In the picture to the right, Zach and his veteran clients at Arbor Health Fund held their first art exhibit.  The leaded and beveled windows that were donated (recycled glass) to the facility and turned into painted stain glass creations.

AWOWNOW, Ghana

AWOWNOW has a school for girls in northeast Ghana. The girls are producing many items such as shoes, bags, dresses, etc. to be sold sustainably in markets. To learn more about this initiative, visit www.awownow.org

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Posted by Miguel Juanez On February - 10 - 2017 0 Comment

In the Fall of 2016, the UNT student chapter of FWOP (untfwop.org) — under the leadership of Heliana Onomo — raised funds on campus for the Orphanage in Yaounde. They had four main objectives that reflect FWOP’s 4 Es: Enterprise, Environment, Education, and Empowerment. These provide a framework for establishing projects and partnership around the world.

The FACT Foundation was established in the orphanage in 1987 under the leadership of Mrs. Ngo Mawege Celine Marthe. The UNTFWOP student team, with a focus on education, promoted three basic strategies: first, lessons on empowering teachers and students with worksheets on “All About Me” and “Super Girl” coloring pages, which they designed. Second, lessons on business practices (enterprise) and actual students created items for sale, e.g., bracelets, wood tables. Third, they developed environment-oriented lessons, which have major targets — the individual and the community. They focused lessons on hygiene, disease prevention, and physical exercise as well as recycling and trash reduction.

The non-profit organization — Comeover 2 — implemented the program at the orphanage.

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