A couple of months ago, I was successful in my selection to be part of a small group of women to be part of the Immersion and Leadership program that is part of a collaboration of The Hunger Project and Business Chicks.
As part of this I will travel to Senegal in West Africa in February next year to witness the good work that The Hunger Project already does in the communities.
The Hunger Project firmly believes that empowering women to be key change agents is an essential element to achieving the end of hunger and poverty. Wherever we work, our programs aim to support women and build their capacity:
– Empowering women and children to lead healthy, fulfilling life of self reliance and dignity
– That true and significant change starts from within
– Sustainable help begins with desire, knowledge and upskilling
I have committed to raise $10 000 to help The Hunger Project continue their good work and to raise this money I am holding an event at Quattro this Friday from 12pm.
Author, Leadership Speaker, and Global Change Maker – Cathy Burke will be a very special guest at my event:
The Hunger Banquet – 24th Nov Friday @ Quattro Lennox Head 12pm
Cathy spent two decades travelling to villages across South Asia and Africa in her work to end hunger, as Global Vice President at The Hunger Project, and before that CEO of The Hunger Project Australia. The women and men she met have given her enduring lessons in life and leadership. From this experience Cathy authored Unlikely Leaders: Lessons in Leadership from the Village Classroom. If illiteracy, poverty, and malnutrition are no barriers to affecting visionary change, then what are we all truly capable of as leaders?
Limited tickets still available and must be pre booked – www.trybooking.com/SQBD
Other wonderful sponsors of this event:
• Spell $500 gift voucher
• St Agni
• Happy Socks
• Samantha Wills
• Sunday Somewhere
• Notsomumsy the Label
• The Beach People
• Wandering Folk
• Love Mae
• Down the Rabbit Hole Wine
• Nikki Williams Bags
• YCL Jewellery
Women and Children
• 60 percent of the world’s hungry are women.
• 50 percent of pregnant women in developing countries lack proper maternal care, resulting in approximately 300,000 maternal deaths annually from childbirth.
• 1 out of 6 infants are born with a low birth weight in developing countries.
• Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to under-nutrition. This translates into the unnecessary loss of about 3 million young lives a year.
• Every 10 seconds, a child dies from hunger-related diseases.
• Globally, 155 million children under five years of age still suffer from stunting.