I Can Fly International is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving youth living within impoverished villages throughout Kenya. Since the youth initiative began, the organization has been able to provide quality education, shelter, meals, life skills and enrichment activities to scores of children rescued from female genital mutilation, early marriage, sex trade, child labor and extreme poverty. We are excited to initiate the Butterfly Project in support of this effort.
The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) has recently received a three-year award from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) "All of Us" Research Program to conduct a community awareness campaign that informs African Americans about the importance of understanding and participating in biomedical research.
DREF has named its awareness campaign, Research Matters: Creating Possibilities to Achieve Health and Wellness for All of Us and will focus on the objective of creating awareness about how research matters in closing the health disparities gap. African Americans continue to have the highest incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates from chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, mental health, and HIV/AIDS, yet they contribute to only five percent of clinical trial participants in America.
The Farwest PP&D Committee has prepared a 2019-2020 Charitable Partners Calendar with an emphasis on the health-focused charitable partners. The calendar includes their major initiatives and suggested activities that can be incorporated into chapters' existing Physical and Mental Health programming aligned with Delta's national initiatives. Mission descriptions have also been provided to assist all sorors in becoming more familiar with the Sorority's charitable partners, their purpose, and services provided. Additionally, links are provided to websites as well as specific initiative/program information, tools and materials for chapter use.
The chapters and sorors of the Farwest continue to be fierce, faithful, and fabulous and they have the accolades to prove it. We are so proud of all the awards the Farwest received at the 54th National Convention.
Gwendolyn Coley, Coordinator
LaShawn Denise Witt