Washington DC Alumnae Chapter strives to increase international awareness and promotes participation and education of global issues. The International Awareness and Involvement Committee is dedicated to developing community programs designed to provide assistance, relief and resources to developing countries; as well as fostering local advocacy for social injustices. The chapter’s commitment to organize change and encourage cultural awareness is proudly demonstrated by its past projects and future initiatives:
Δ Partnership with the Malawi Embassy – cultural exchange with Ambassador and staff
Δ Bless My Feet Project – Money raised for socks and shoes for school children in Sub-Sahara Africa
Δ Well Water Project in Malawi – Created lavatories with fresh water and hand sanitation
Δ Sanitary Pad Project – Money raised to purchase sanitary pads to support school attendance during a young women’s menstrual cycle
Δ World AIDS Day – Free HIV Testing in the Washington DC community
Δ Water and Education International (WEI) – Advocates and sponsors of WEI’s Humane and Environmental Latrine Project in Haiti
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Cultural Ambassadors at DC’s largest cultural and heritage event — Passport DC – Around the World Embassy Tour.
Sorors supporting World AIDS Day.
WDCAC partners with Whitman-Walker for free HIV Testing on World AIDS Day.