WENations 2016 Travel Seminar

$2,495 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 37 months
Women Empowering Nations  (WEN) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of girls through self-esteem development and leadership programs. Through our signature Girls Leading Our World program, girls participate in year long sessions to build self-esteem, leadership skills, and global awareness. In combining these three elements, young women will be equipped to become socially conscious leaders in any career path with an interest in contributing to the development of others.

WEN is unique in its work with self-esteem development of girls as we connect young women of African descent to build relationships beyond borders, enhance appreciation for their culture, defy stereotypes, and cultivate synergy to build paths for community development. This opportunity develops the global experience for our American girls as many come from urban communities without resources readily available for travel abroad. It also builds the network of all the young women to pursue global partnerships in their pursuit of servant leadership.

The 2016 WENations Travel Seminar will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Mwanza, Tanzania from July 13 through July 23, 2016. The Girls Leading Our World Leadership conference will be held in partnership with the local orphanage and school Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children (JBCF), which provides refugee for abused and abandoned girls with quality primary and secondary education. This conference will bring Tanzanian and American female teenage leaders together for an engaging week to explore social change, economic justice, women’s empowerment, and leadership.  

The young ladies will also visit the World Court, Anne Frank House, and many other historic sites in The Netherlands expanding their world view.  On this journey they will hear from a host of inspiring women leaders and build relationships beyond borders. 

Women Empowering Nations is taking 20 young women from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Houston, Texas on this life changing experience. Our fundraising campaign concludes on May 1, 2016. We appreciate your support of our girls!

To see the entire documentary, The World They Knew, chronicling the 2013 Travel Seminar experience, please click below.
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The Women Empowering Nations 2016 Travel Seminar and Leadership Conference was a HUGE success thanks to your support! While this photo provides a glimpse of the relationships that were built beyond borders and insight from the girls' reflections, there still much more to share. You can view the full album from the travel seminar on WEN's facebook page at www.facebook.com/wenations. We could not have made this happen without YOU! Thank you for changing the lives of girls around the world.
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We are less than 2 months away from this incredible experience for our girls! I cannot say thank you enough for contributing towards this life changing experience for our young women. Please continue to spread the word about the work of WEN! We appreciate you and your support. This would not be possible with you.
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WOW! Because of YOUR generosity, we raised over $1,000 for exposure and a transformational experience for WEN girls! Learn more about the experience taking place in July by watching The World They Knew documentary highlighting the 2013 travel seminar. THANK YOU for changing the world for girls!
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Thank you to everyone celebrating International Women's Day with WEN! We appreciate your support of our work with girls around the globe. #InternationalWomensDay #wenations
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$2,495 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 37 months
Created November 29, 2015
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Raniesha Franklin
29 months ago

So excited about this trip and the things that will take place and the lives that will be changed through the international exposure and cultural interactions, even though I wasn't able to make it this year. Safe travels and I can't wait to hear all about it!

Joyce Jones
29 months ago

Know that God and the angels of our Lord have gone before you as you journey into purpose. We will continue in intercession for a God purposed event. Blessings

31 months ago
Jaquion Gholston
32 months ago

Keep up the amazing work!

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