Announcing: Upcoming Virtual 1 Teleconference
Date: Tuesday, November 5th 7 PM Eastern Time
Time: 7 PM Eastern Time (6 PM Central, 5 PM Mountain, 4 PM Pacific)
Presentation: AWIU Passport to the Future member, Aissa Laouan Wandarama, will speak with us about the general life experience of women in Niger along with the work young women leaders are doing to better the lives of women and families. As the winner from Niger in the 2013 All Bar None Competition, Aissa attended the One Young World Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, this past summer. Some of Aissa’s projects and undertakings:
- Aissa serves on the Board of Directors and elected Cultural and Social Affairs Officer of the Nigerian Association of Michigan, which chooses a different projects each year, based on urgency of need in Niger. This year’s focus has been on sending medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and health centers.
- Aissa is working in collaboration with other young leaders on a climate change project to be implemented in Niger, the Ivory Coast, Togo, and Benin, sensitizing youth on climate change impacts and empowering them to build networks of climate activists capable of mobilizing communities and undertaking bold and appropriate actions.
- A main interest of Aissa at this time is the development of a project geared to girl’s education and women’s empowerment. In Aissa’s words: “Stay tuned!”
As one of AWIU’s most recent Passports to the Future member, Aissa is delighted to have a chance to share her work with AWIU members.