About me:

Judith Foon
Posted May 20, 2014 from Gambia

I am the Executive Director/ Founder of FOONAC, The Gambia, a non- profits organisation which works to aid, inspire and empower the less privileged, orphans, the fatheless and community at large and to create lasting solutions for problems affecting them.

Presently, I have been working on a Project called the Street BeggingCampaign and Programme

This project reachs out to engage and train these women and girls, high in demand vocational skills such as tie and die, tailoring, petty trade etc to enable them become self reliance and earn income for their livelihood so that they can change their condition to an honorable stage through their own management and skill.

Vocational education is an essential component of strategies to reduce and prevent Beggary and will prepare the target group for gainful employment.

Young girls and children will be provided with educational support and necessary learning amenities such as uniforms, books, shoes etc to motivate and keep them from going back to begging.

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  • Yvette Warren
    May 22, 2014
    May 22, 2014

    Hello and welcome, Judith.

    You are now a part of a thriving grassroots network of women leaders and supporters from more than 190 countries. See the Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

    I look forward to hearing more of your voice in WorldPulse.

    Blessings. Yvette

  • kellyannaustin
    May 28, 2014
    May 28, 2014


    I'm excited to read about your important work helping women to become economically independent! I wonder if you would be willing to compose a piece about digital issues for our Women Weave the Web Campaign? I'd love to hear your thoughts about how technology affects your life and the lives of women around you. You can find out more information about the campaign here, http://worldpulse.com/about/blog/announcing-the-digital-literacy-phase-o.... It would be fabulous to have your voice join others as we think through issues around digital literacy in all its complexity.

    By participating, you will be joining a global community of women speaking out on the importance of digital inclusion and empowerment for women. Your voice will be delivered to powerful decision makers such as government officials, leaders in the technology industry, and policy makers at international organizations. In addition to influencing global agendas, your submission to the campaign will open the door to incredible opportunities such as:

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    · Connecting and building relationships with grassroots women leaders around the world. Be part of a community of thousands of women speaking out on this issue!

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    And the 2014 Lynn Syms Prize will be awarded to an outstanding grassroots woman and visionary voice using digital tools to effect change and advance her community work. The prize will include a $20,000 monetary prize to be paid out over two years to support her community based work, a feature profile on WorldPulse.com, and an all-expense paid trip to speak her message in New York City. You can find more on the website, http://worldpulse.com/campaigns/www/www-women-weave-the-web-campaign-prizes

    I hope you'll participate!

    Wishing you peace,

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