Local girls raise funds for women and girls in Afghanistan.

Looking beyond

Group of young women raise funds for Afghani women and girls.

Olivia Aloma (11),  Elena Hoath (12),  Aliya Poirier (12),  Brenn Wickeim (10),  and Vaile Wickeim (13) want to make a difference.

The girls are again acting as global citizens to raise money and awareness for women and girls in Afghanistan.  They belong to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4W); a non profit, non-political, non-religious Canadian charity where 100 per cent of the funds raised go to programs in Afghanistan aimed at combating illiteracy and human rights violations.

This group of girls gave a talk at an elementary school in Saanich and are now preparing for their second year of raising funds with handmade crafts. They will be at the All Sooke Christmas Craft Fair Nov. 18, 19, and 20 in the basement of the Sooke Community Hall. Check out their crafts and learn more about our world and support our youth in their generous endeavours.