Today is International Women’s Day and the best way to celebrate this is to make a difference that positively impacts women.
Here are some ideas:
Zambia – alongside local experts, help build a home for a widow and her children, one that doesn’t let the water in during the rainy season, and insulates them well enough during the chilly evenings…sicknesses are reduced, so the mom can get employment, and children attend school more regularly and are thus better educated and have a better chance of finding good employment.
Malawi – meet with recipients of microloans, all women, who are doing fantastic work to provide for their families and give them the best possible future. You can give small-business advice, run workshops, and even maintain a mentoring relationship with one or more of the women when you return home, and watch them flourish.
Rwanda – teach English at a cooperative focusing on providing an education to teenage girls, and if you have other skills that they would benefit from, you can teach these as well. You will have a blast doing this, and love dancing with the women – their singing will enchant you.
Morocco – visit Education for All, which provides meaningful education to girls from low-income families in the Atlas Mountains. You can help renovate their living spaces.
Kenya – hear the stories of young women who have fled Female Genital Mutilation (“FGM”) that is still practiced in their home village, gain incredible insights into their lives, and help build new boarding rooms for new entrants.
You can make a difference and stay in luxury in all of these destinations, even whilst volunteering, and we can tailor-make your itinerary to include all the must-see sights and activities that you wish to include, fitting within your time frame.
Feeling inspired to make a difference for International Women’s Day?
Then get in touch with one of our consultants, all of whom are well versed in advising on the best volunteering project for you and your family.
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