Sunday, January 12, a representative from WEEMA International (www.weema.org) will offer a presentation on this organization that was proposed by First U member Gina DaCruz.
WEEMA International is a NGO working in the southern region of Ethiopia (Kembata-Tembaro zone). WEEMA's mission is to work with communities as an ally to create conditions in which people can thrive and dream about a brighter future. Our areas of focus are to bring clean water to communities, education, economic development, and medical/maternal health. The word ‘weema’ is a meaningful one in Tembarsa, the local dialect spoke in the Kembata-Tembaro Zone of Ethiopia. It can mean something that carries all the necessary or important elements in it, and it also is an expression of optimism, hope, positivity, perfection and fullness or wholeness. It signifies something all encompassing.
The presentation will be from 12-1 pm on Sunday, January 12 and the 50/50 collection on January 19.