New GFWC International Affiliate in Uganda
July 26, 2018
The GFWC Cam Kwoki Woman’s Club was formed by a small group of South Sudanese women who were based in a refugee camp in Uganda after being forced to leave South Sudan when civil war broke out. They started out by creating handicraft items which they sold to improve their circumstances. When their funds ran out, they received support from the Partnership for Community Development, a partnership which included GFWC Maine. The club meets every week and works on activities and projects. Every member is treated with respect regardless of their position, race, or tribe. Their goals are to expand their businesses, start an orphanage program, and support people in need, especially mothers with health issues. Welcome GFWC Cam Kowki! GFWC is so happy to have you.
Mary Lou Parks
For accomplished author and GFWC clubwoman Mary Lou Parks, writing her club history, HerStory, was a journey that formed lasting friendships and a new perspective on women’s history.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
Junior Woman's Club of State College
When Robbin Zirkle moved back to the area after grad school, she addressed the challenge many people face as adults—making new friends— by joining the Junior Woman’s Club of State College (Pennsylvania). GFWC provided her a place to connect with like-minded women who shared her passion for community service.