>Free Rice, Project OKURASE, Writing Without Paper Blog

>Autumn is finally here in Northeast Ohio…

Project OKURASEStitch Magazine had an article titled “Sewing with a Purpose” written by Tricia Waddell about  a program that was developed in 1999 by Dr. Cynthia Cupit Swenson and Ida Taylor . It provided west African dance and drumming lessons to a group of at-risk children. This program grew into Project OKURASE (which stands for Opportunity, Knowledge, Understanding, Renewed Health, Arts-Based, Skills Training and Education). It is located in a remote village called Okurase in eastern Ghana and was created to address the HIV/AIDS crisis by helping children and families affected by this disease.
Read the details about the sewing center initiative led by Rhion Magee and the creation of fair trade goods here.
Project OKURASE  also works with the Gethsemani Quilters, which is a volunteer group of quilters who are African-American, living in Charleston, South Carolina.
Here is the Project OKURASE blog , sponsorship and donation information, and ways to give. See their website for more details.
Wanted to mention – Free Rice. This website is fun, great for learning new words and also a way to donate rice to those who need food. I try to do a bit of it every day and it adds up quickly. Try it! Watch it, though, you will get hooked!
This is from their About page:

FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme. Our partner is the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
FreeRice has two goals:
– Provide education to everyone for free.

– Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
See their website for lots more information…
And finally,
Great blog to see: Writing Without Paper – please see this post, Maureen has a great quote from Mother Teresa here.  She has wonderful posts on this blog, I also have to spend more time here!
Thank you, Maureen and Mother Teresa.
Best to all of you, Sondra

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2 Responses to >Free Rice, Project OKURASE, Writing Without Paper Blog

  1. Maureen says:

    >Thank you so very much for mentioning my blog, which I've only been writing since late September 2009. I appreciate how very much you are moved by Mother Teresa's words. I am, too. The words remind us of how easy we can be overwhelmed but need only start. . . just begin with one story.

  2. Sondra says:

    >You are most welcome, Maureen! I truly enjoy the posts on your blog and want to spread the word.Yes, Mother Teresa is moving and taught us all so much, and continues to do so. Thank you for the post.Positive energy to you,Sondra

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