EDITOR: Amy Wiza is the program director for Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners. She is an informed, engaging speaker. She will talk about the backpack distribution, empowerment programs for women and girls and some of the other programs. I agree with Lucy Harvey, who has been instrumental in the American Association of University Women sending backpacks for teachers and students for the last 10 years, that people would be "amazed" at the programs and activities that W/NP accomplishes on one tiny-shoestring-budget and staffing.
According to Wiza, "As a result of AAUW 'teacher backpack' project for Nicaragua, others are joining in to do the same - recognizing that the teachers need support as well and are an important link in educating women and girls. For instance, two teachers are working hard to educate students in Estelí, Nicaragua. Your support is greatly appreciated."
Wiza will tell stories of empowering Nicaraguan women at our event from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Peking restaurant, 221 Scott St. in Wausau. Call 715-845-6854 to make a reservation. The Wisconsin-Nicaragua Project's mission is "to work together as citizen volunteers from Wisconsin and Nicaragua to improve the lives of people in our communities."
Marian Seagren Hall,
American Association of University Women,