Each of our projects revolves around a common theme. Women and Girls. GirlStuffPeriod.org and Pads against Bullying support girls getting back into school, by providing menstrual supplies they don’t have or can’t afford. My World in a Garden helps keep them in school by providing the food they need. The health clinic provides support for … Continue reading It’s Fall in the Southern Hemisphere
Girl Fund Campaign and Exciting GirlStuff.Period Update In the work we do as an organization there is a connection across all of our initiatives, as well between communities. In March we participated in the GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign March 1-15, enabling the GirlStuff.Period team to move ahead with some of the goals they have set for … Continue reading Girl Fund Campaign
A message from Rainet My name is Rainet Katjedi, and I was born in Bergnek. I work in the GirlStuffPeriod business. I still live in Bergnek, with all the challenges and hard times we have, because this is where my family is. We are a big family, with my Grandfather, my mom, brothers and sisters … Continue reading I.Am.Woman.
You may have seen the news about the City of Cape Town in South Africa, running out of water within the next 60-90 days. Yes! Just 60 DAYS!! It is a scary thought, especially when they are predicting that most of South Africa will run out of water in the next 17 years. and it is not … Continue reading Where is the water?
Welcome to the latest report from our infrastructure project in Bergnek, Limpopo, South Africa! We are grateful for those of you supporting the projects under the One Brick at a Time initiative and welcome our newest donors to the projects. Having patience is a lot easier said than done What is always so inspiring to … Continue reading One Brick at a Time Update
Food security is a challenge the world over in both developing and developed countries. The challenge is not that we cannot provide food. “We” can provide instant gratification, but this is a short term and band-aid solution. The challenge is being able to provide sustainable food sources. In many cases, a shortage of arable land … Continue reading My World My Garden Sister Walls
In the work we do as an organization there is a connection across all of our initiatives, as well between communities. In March we participated in the GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign March 1-15, enabling the GirlStuff.Period team to move ahead with some of the goals they have set for themselves in the 2018 year. The key … Continue reading Girl Fund Campaign and Exciting GirlStuff.Period Update
We are now bringing the program to a whole new level. We are so excited to tell you more about all that is coming! Our plans for 2018 Prior to My Arms Wide Open, only 10% of girls in South Africa passed 8th grade and went on to graduate. The main reason behind that … Continue reading What’s new with GirlStuff.Period!
We’ve received some questions relating to how we manage projects and initiatives once they have been operationalized and so we thought we share the information from the last call. Timing In our last meeting with the water council and project team, we had some important updates. Every two weeks we meet with the Bergnek Water … Continue reading How do we manage initiatives on an ongoing basis with One Brick at a Time?
Travel to Africa. Build vertical vegetable gardens yourselves. As everyone who is familiar with our organization knows, sustainable development is a key requirement for My Arms Wide Open along side family values and ongoing community support. As we look to innovation and inclusiveness we’ve found a great new way to help you get involved on … Continue reading Travel to Africa