Global: Lasallian Women of Hope program ensures educational access

The Lasallian Women of Hope program is a compassionate outreach to females attending Lasallian schools around the globe.  Through the program’s grants, women and girls are empowered to overcome small challenges which would otherwise impede their continuing education. 

It was a secret: some young women at Mwagnaza College in Nakuru, Kenya, would turn to prostitution just to afford the feminine products they needed to attend classes.  Upon realizing this dehumanizing situation, the Lasallian Women of Hope program was created.  This grassroots program initially sponsored “The Pad Project” which provided female personal hygiene products to young girls so they could uninterruptedly attend school.   But it didn’t stop there.  In other settings around the world, females have small obstacles which impede their continuously attending classes and achieving academic success.  Some women need feminine products. Other women need a bike for transportation.  Still others need shoes to walk to school.  All too often, small obstacles often keep young women from achieving large successes in Lasallian classrooms. 

To rectify these challenges, the Lasallian Women of Hope program offers transformative grants which are designed to provide local and sustainable assistance to women in need.  Through its international council, the program is extending its small-grants assistance to females around the globe.

Thanks to your support, the following programs were funded for the 2019-2020 funding cycle. Each program can be funded up to three years as LWH encourages the development of sustainability in each program/project

1.  Mwangaza Pad Project, Mwangaza College, Nakuru Kenya
2.  Hobe Primary School, Menstrual Education and Pad Project, Papua, New Guinea
3.  Project Tumba, Menstrual Education and Pad Project, Congo
4.  Tsholofelo Mission, Menstrual Education and Pad Project, Rustenberg, South Africa
5.  Women and Infants Health and Nutrition Center, Bread Baking Program,
       Port au Prince, Haiti (probable implementation summer 2020)

Call for Proposals for Funding Year July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021. If you would like to apply for a grant to fund a program please contact Maryann Donohue-Lynch at The deadline for applications is May 15, 2020.

Thank you for your prayers and support of women and girls through Lasallian Women of Hope activities. Kindly consider making a donation (below) to La Salle International so we can continue to fund the established programs and support new initiatives! Your donation will help those who need access quality Lasallian education. In doing so, your generosity not only helps to advance meritorious women; you strengthen the world.

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