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The AWCO is pleased to be acknowledged as a Platinum and Gold Donors for The FAWCO Foundation Target Projects:
Wells for Clean Water: Cambodia.
Founded in 1931, FAWCO is a global women’s NGO (Non-Governmental Organization). It's an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations comprising 65 member clubs in 34 countries worldwide, with a total membership of around 12,000. FAWCO serves as a resource and a voice for its members; seeks to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of human rights, health, education and the environment; advocates for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; contributes to the global community through its Task Forces and The FAWCO Foundation, which provides development grants and education awards. Since 1987, FAWCO has held special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council.
FAWCO as a Resource for YouFAWCO helps you connect with other expat Americans around the globe, and keeps you informed with helpful news you need to know while living overseas. The website is a great resource where you can sign up for a variety of newsletters about important subjects that affect you (tax and banking issues, voting, citizenship, education, environment, violence against women and children, health issues, global cultures and more). As a member of the AWC Oslo YOU ARE A MEMBER OF FAWCO! Register with FAWCO online at: www.fawco.org
The FAWCO Foundation
The philanthropic arm of FAWCO, The FAWCO Foundation, is an independent 501(c)3 tax exempt entity, which, since its establishment in 1967, has donated more than $1,000,000 in Education Awards and Development Grants worldwide.
The Foundation’s sole purpose is to put into action FAWCO’s stated interest in the global community by specifically aiding charitable, scientific and educational programs and supporting the rights of women and children throughout the world. For over 40 years, The Foundation has stayed true to this purpose, with 100% of donations going to support The Foundation’s work. It has assisted over 170 children of FAWCO club members and has aided 87 charitable projects in over 35 countries worldwide. To learn more, please visit: www.fawcofoundation.org
In 2009, FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation announced the Target Program to bring a critical global issue to the attention of FAWCO Clubs, their members and the world. The Target Program offers opportunities for local FAWCO Clubs to make a global difference.
The Malaria Project (2005-2009) was the FAWCO-wide global issue effort that was a precursor to the Target Program. It encouraged FAWCO members to make a significant commitment to worldwide malaria prevention. FAWCO partnered with the Swiss Foundation BioVision in support of their integrated approach to malaria prevention in pilot projects in Africa. FAWCO member clubs raised over $100,000 the first year for the purchase of insecticide treated bed nets; subsequently, FAWCO raised over $40,000 for integrated malaria prevention.
The 2009-2013 Target Program focused on the Environment and the UN MDG on access to clean water. In addition to raising awareness about the importance of clean water in all the countries where we are represented, we asked our member clubs to fundraise specifically for Tabitha Wells for Clean Water, Cambodia. Details about the Target Program for Water are available here.
In March 2013, Human Rights for Women– Protecting the Rights and Improving the Lives of Women and Girls Worldwide, was announced as the theme for the FAWCO Target Program for 2013 - 2016. The Education and Awareness Program focuses on women's rights as human rights, specifically in the areas of political empowerment, economic empowerment, peace and security, and ending violence against women. FAWCO Member Clubs chose Free The Girls: Providing Economic Opportunity to Survivors of Human Trafficking as the Target Project and will raise funds until February 2016 in support of this project.
On April 1, 2017, Hope Beyond Displacement was announced as the 2017-2019 Target Project at FAWCO Biennial Conference in Mumbai, India. In this issue of Let’s Get Schooled, Amanda Lane, Executive Director of Collateral Repair Project introduces her organization to FAWCO members and shares the important educational impact Hope Beyond Displacement will have on the lives of refugee women and girls in Jordan.
As a United Nations accredited NGO (non-governmental organization) with special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council, FAWCO places a high priority on giving our Members the opportunity to contribute together to achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals.