|Women of Project GROW|
Katie Nugent Photography
|Gala Girls with Goats!|
Photo by Katie Nugent Photography
The celebration involved many prominent community members, including the Chief of the Nabdam district, health commissioners and an assembly member. One of the reasons Project GROW has been so successful is that the Chief of the Nabdam land has been supportive of Dr. Vida’s vision from the very beginning. We were fortunate to meet him, listen to his prayer for the ongoing success of the program, watch him pour libations to bless the day and listen his speech expressing his support for women’s empowerment in the community. The speech and prayer were translated for us as this beautiful man has never been to school and doesn’t speak English. His understanding that when women thrive, communities thrive comes from his heart.
Photo courtesy of Katie Nugent Photography
We also want to thank our fellow fourth year students who solely focused on fundraising for Project GROW. This group volunteered their time at the Global Gala in November to sell shea butter made by the women at the Vocational Centre in Nyobok: Laura McBride, Mckinnley Massey, Mckenzie Gabara and Katie Hall. Thanks Ladies! The money from the shea butter started the work on the nurses’ accommodations at the Okanagan Community Health Centre. It will be completed in the next few months. Yay!
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