Since 2016, the BWC statutes made community outreach the third goal of the club. The BWC promotes and supports charity work for women and the education of girls. We strive to get involved in the fabric of our local community at a grass roots level.
Let's support women and the education of girls together!
EachOne’s aim is to “break down the barriers of society to unleash everyone's potential”. This organization runs training programs for refugees settling in France, and has partnered with 5000+ refugees from 53 different countries since 2015. Each refugee takes part in a 12-week program involving language, cultural awareness, career guidance, soft-skills and professional courses (20 hours/week). Each One boasts a 73% success rate – with success being measured as either obtaining employment, or getting a place on an educational program as a first step towards a future career goal.
The BWC and Each One are working at the moment on ways for BWC members to get involved in the actions led by the local team based at Science Po-Bordeaux (personalized support, English conversation, cultural workshops, convivial moments shared with female refugees…).www.Eachone.org
Les Blouses Roses
Our members have donated individual Christmas gifts to hospitalized children for years.
Since 2019, to adapt to the real needs of Les Blouses Roses in Bordeaux, the BWC members are given the opportunity to donate money to support actions bringing joy to children in hospital and relief to their families.
Looking back on some past actions
In 2019-2020, the TANDEM project paired a BWC member with a foreign female student from the DEFLE at the University of Bordeaux-Montaigne. The goal of these TANDEM pairs was to create a friendly relationship between someone who had lived in France and “knew the ropes” with someone who had recently arrived and would like to make her life here.
We feel that being involved with female refugees is appropriate because BWC members are or have been foreigners in a foreign land, and are all trying to “Find their place and feel at home” in Bordeaux / France. These enriching fellowships laid the foundations for our partnership with EachOne…
2019 – The BWC granted scholarships to women refugees studying at the DEFLE, University of Bordeaux-Montaigne, to allow them to take an exam proving their level of proficiency in order to pursue their studies in France.
In 2018, the BWC donated excess funds to Association Toutes à l’école (direct donation), Association Tremplin (school supplies and computer), and The Women and Children of Brama Charity (school fees for three young women pursuing a teaching certificate at Adkan’s College in Sierra Leone).
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