Where has the time gone? We are down to the last two weeks of our Virtual Walk and we have started on the return journey. When the Virtual Walk was first envisioned, the 10,000 kilometers appeared daunting, but with the enthusiasm of all the participants we have passed the 10 000 mark and have our sites on the return trip back to Gaborone, Botswana. The real plus to “stepping” the return trip is that we will be able to visit so many of the other Community Based Organizations supported by the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Those we skipped over on our initial trek. The return journey will be a total of 20,508 km and as this bulletin is being written we have “virtually” walked, swam, cycled, skated, and skied 14,210 km. Well done, everyone!
EARTH DAY WALK
AT RITHET’S BOG:
WE WILL BE BRINGING OUR VIRTUAL WALK TO A CLOSE ON APRIL 22nd. PLEASE JOIN US FOR A WALK AROUND RITHET’S BOG, STARTING AT 12:30.
REFRESHMENTS FOLLOW AT JAMES BAY UNITED CHURCH HALL, 511 MICHIGAN ST.
PLEASE RSVP LETTING US KNOW WHETHER YOU WILL BE JOINING US FOR THE WALK AND/OR FOR REFRESHMENTS.
RSVP TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rights Institute for Social Empowerment
The ultimate goal of RISE is transforming the lives of disadvantaged girls, children and young people. In delivering its programmes, RISE is working with and building the capacities of Community Based Organizations in Malawi. Our entry point to communities is the already established community structures that own the initiative. RISE main role is to come in with capacity building, technical support and continuous relationship building in effective human rights education and promotion strategies.
RISE trains marginalized girls in making reusable sanitary pads using locally available resources for use and as a way of income generation to ensure sustainability in their lives.