RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN HELPS UGANDAN GIRLS

Picture 1Members of Global Women Empowerment, a student-run organization based at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional, recently coordinated a series of fundraising initiatives benefiting sponsored students in Africa, in addition to several domestic and international nonprofits. 

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Global Women Empowerment, a student organization at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, recently completed a highly successful fundraiser in support of Change A Life Uganda’s program Tuition for Tots-to-Teens.

The fundraising effort, which included the sale of handmade Ugandan bracelets as well as lollipops, raised over $2,000. The collected funds will allow two girls to attend school in Uganda.

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RFH CLUB EMPOWERED IN FIRST YEAR

RFH clubFrom left: officers Hope Haywood Alexandra Siwulec, Shoshana Swell, and Sarah Turi celebrate the success of the Global Women Empowerment Club during its inaugural year at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

The Global Women Empowerment club at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School enjoyed a highly successful inaugural year,  with many activities and fundraising events benefitting the cause of improving the lives of women around the globe. The organization, founded by rising seniors Hope Haywood and Alexandra Siwulec, along with Social Studies teacher Christie Ferraris, raised over $3,700 in the course of its first year at RFH.

The group’s most recent fundraising event was an infant-themed candy and baked goods sale which raised over $650 for the Eastern Social Welfare Society (ESWS). The ESWS is dedicated to the welfare of orphans and single mothers in South Korea, and with the funds raised, the RFH club was able to become a permanent sponsor of South Korean orphan. To further the group’s  awareness of issues affecting women living in South Korea, Alexandra Siwulec invited Monmouth County resident Eleanor Falcichio to speak with the members of Global Women Empowerment.  She told the RFH students about her experience in adopting through ESWS, and addressed the social stigma surrounding single motherhood and adoption in South Korea.

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RFH CLUB OFFERS HOPE TO WORLD’S WOMEN

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

RFH womenSpreading awareness of issues affecting women around the globe and making a difference in their lives is the mission of Global Women Empowerment, a new club at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.

Three women in developing countries have already benefitted from activities organized by the club, which was founded by RFH juniors Hope Haywood and Alexandra Siwulec, along with Advisor and RFH Social Studies teacher Christie Ferraris.

Their kickoff fundraiser, a screening of the film Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity, raised $149. The funds were loaned to two female entrepreneurs in developing countries through KIVA, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect individuals through lending in order to alleviate poverty.

Recently the club raised $1,054 by selling bracelets with the message “Education is Empowerment.” These funds were used to allow Daisy, a teenager living in Uganda, to attend high school for one year.

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