International Outreach Community Service Programs
The International Outreach Community Service Programs enable members to become more aware of world citizens by encouraging the development of greater empathy and compassion for our global neighbors in need. We support the following programs:
- Operation Smile for children in third world countries born with cleft palates
- Kisima Academy in Kenya for orphans of tribal wars
- Heifer International Project that provides livestock and training to end hunger and poverty
- For One Another Foundation that provides clean, safe drinking water around the world through water purification systems
GFWC has supported Kisima Child Academy in Kenya for several years. In the summer of 2018 four of our members (past and current) went to visit the Academy. They took with them books to start a library, shoes for all and curtains for dormitory rooms. During their visit they set up a lending library, gave sewing classes and put on a carnival day. We have sponsored Jarius (photo) who has recently graduated high school and is on to the University. We continue to sponsor Esther (photo) who is attending High School.