With a great Programme Action Officer within our team we have every reason to contribute in so many ways, large and small, to keep ACTION at the heart of what we do throughout the year.
We have a range of on-going projects at LOCAL level including working closely with our both local hospice and women’s refuge AND Suffolk Refugee Support, including a Bursary to help those who are ready to go back to work with funds to assist with the payment for a course or key equipment. In the past we have assisted some of the abused women to be creative through art and writing about their experiences, culminating in a book ‘Every Six Seconds’; as part of the London Anglia Region we have raised funds to train up nurses to work at an HIV hospital in S. Africa and our latest project is to fund a simple medical procedure to help eradicate ‘Jiggers’, a parasite that particularly affects children who walk bare foot as it stops them being able to go to school; at NATIONAL level supporting our Regional Presidents campaign ‘See Solar, Cook Solar’ working in specific locations where electricity is almost non-existent. The provision of solar lamps and ovens should enable women to study, work and have the opportunity to improve their lives significantly. And now we are raising funds to re-build education in Nepal.
At all three of the levels above we seek out ways to make ourselves more aware of issues (AWARENESS) inform others (ADVOCACY) and support (ACTION). These three A’s form the heart of our Programme Action focus.
Why not come along to one of our meetings to find out what a difference you could make too.