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News | March 14, 2012

School of Social Work fundraising to schools improvements for exploited girls in Nepal

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Events planned for March 23 and 24

Members of the School of Social Work and the BC Association of Social Workers are combining their efforts raise funds in support of Inter-Cultural Women Education Network (IWEN). IWEN provides educational opportunities for girls in rural Nepal.

The funds will be used to support IWEN's Classrooms for a Cause project, which sends IWEN volunteers to Nepal to help to expand capacity for a school that protects young girls who have been sold into the sex trade and harsh labour conditions.

The fundraising events include a Pub Night at the 97 Street Pub on March 24 as well as a Bake and Scarf sale in the Fipke Centre foyer on March 23. Tickets for the Pub Night are $20 and include food and one drink.

These events are being organized in conjunction with the International Social Work Week (March 20 to 26), and the presentation of a Global Action Agenda for Social Work and Social Development to the United Nations on March 20. This Action Agenda commits the profession to collaborating with other organizations, governments and UN systems to promote human rights, social justice, economic equalities, environmental protection and healthy communities across the globe.

To purchase tickets, or find out more, contact Dixon Sookraj or Corinne Dolman in the School of Social Work.

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