In addition to our country programs, our sponsorship program was affected by the global pandemic. Initially, all enrollment was halted in order for our teams to reach participants and provide the resources they immediately needed. Now, enrollment has resumed for our programs in Iraq, Rwanda, DRC, Afghanistan, and Nigeria. Women are being invited back to training in phases and in small classes to limit personal contact and crowded areas. Enrollment events are taking place.
Now that women in certain areas have begun to resume training, sponsors who have already been matched will be able to continue supporting them.
The health and safety of the women we serve and our staff are our highest priority, and smooth adaptation and transition would not be possible without you and our global community. As we strive to return to our old “normal,” connection, communication, and solidarity will be crucial to shared safety and success. Now, as ever, women around the world need access to health resources and to know their power as leaders of the fight against coronavirus. With your continued sponsorship support and sister connections, we’re developing new and innovative ways to stay in touch with program participants and recent graduates, reestablish stability, and continue to provide lifechanging wellness, economic and social empowerment training resources to our sisters.