WHOI is delighted to welcome Maggie and Mariam from Canada World Youth (CWY) to our programs. Over the next few months, the two volunteers will be doing a work placement at WHOI around their program theme in health before going to Abiriw, Ghana to continue their volunteer work. During their placement at WHOI they will undertake research pertaining to Black women’s access to health services in the Maritimes (eastern Canada) with a specific focus on Nova Scotia. They will also support our Fistula and Empowerment Program (FEP) and help with administrative activities. Welcome to the WHOI family Maggie and Mariam!
We are happy to announce that our Fistula and Empowerment Program (FEP) is back in session. The program was very successful in its pilot stage (April to June 2014). Participants meet on a weekly basis to educate themselves and build awareness about obstetric fistula (a devastating childbirth injury) as well as to self-empower by addressing issues of sexual health, race, and political issues affecting women and girls.
FEP is off to a fresh start and we have an exciting line-up of guest speakers in addition to a host of new activities specifically designed to increase participant engagement, and community involvement in our programs around obstetric fistula and women’s health.
Stay tuned because there’s lots to come!