These last two quarters have been a period of tremendous growth at Enhance Worldwide: completing incorporation, obtaining 501(c)(3) status as a tax-exempt organization, developing and implementing our first community-based program (Kinship Care) in Ethiopia, sponsoring an event for 100 school children in Entoto, becoming a member organization of Girls Not Brides, and establishing dynamic partnerships with Not Too Late and Days for Girls.
Through direct donor support — including our entire Board of Directors and staff — Enhance Worldwide sponsored 11 children and young women for the 2014-2015 school year. That means that 11 young people received the academic sponsorship and vocational training critical in mitigating the threats of child marriage, institutional care (orphanage), street violence, heightened risk for HIV, and trafficking for either labor or sex. And Enhance Worldwide’s vital work continues.
This quarter, our Board of Directors committed to long-term and strategic fundraising to support and amplify Enhance Worldwide’s capacity and impact. Enhance Worldwide is well positioned to expand our program offerings, program reach, and the number of constituents served in the Entoto area of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We continue to live out our vision each day: developing communities where girls and women have the skills to lead meaningful, dignified lives and where each individual has agency, autonomy, and aspirations.
Betam ameseginalehugn! Thank you to everyone — staff, board members, donors, and organizational partners — who support Enhance Worldwide’s critical work!
Heather Mahardy, President