Here’s the letter I sent out to invite people to our evening this Friday. If you are in the DC area, please consider attending! It will be an informal affair at Jacqueline’s house–email me with your RSVP and we can talk.
As many of you know, I was in Cameroon in August working with a small non-profit (Aumazo, Inc
) that is working to build a high school for girls in a rural area in the West. I was there to train a group of teachers as we launched an after-school tutoring program for 7th and 8th graders — to help them prepare for the exam that’s needed to actually get into high school.
So many people have expressed interest in hearing more about the time I spent there, and about the program as a whole, that I suggested we host an evening event to talk about the program and show photos and videos of our time there, as well as provide an update about how the program is going now.
We will be serving Cameroonian appetizers/finger food (and let me tell you, I had some of the best food of my life while I was there)! Please come, and share the invitation with your friends!
Here is the invitation:
Come join Jacqueline Audigé, Founder and CEO of Aumazo Inc., and Anna Gilcher, PhD, Academic Director, for a Friendly Aumazo Evening. We will share photos and videos of our Tutoring Program “It Makes Good/Ça fait du bien” with you. We will discuss and update you on the progress of the program since its launch in August 2016. Bring family, friends, and those who could help us find funding for the project.
Friday, October 14th
6:30 pm (Appetizers); 7:00 pm (Start of program)
RSVP by October 11 to anna.gilcher (at) gmail.com
If you can’t come but would like to find out how you can show your support, contact me and we’ll figure out a way for you to be involved. One way that we would particularly appreciate your help is if you have good funding contacts–as most of you know, we have been running this program with no real funding, and as successful as we have been, we do need some more significant backing.