African and American Women's Associations (AAWA) has made tremendous impacts in the lives of women, children, and charitable organizations across nations. Over the years we have contributed to several life sustaining projects all over Africa, the Americas, and the African Diaspora.
Blind Women of Tanzania - Donated funds for clothing and enriching the lives of the women by supplying training for independence; teaching on-site class. Please donate...
Freetown Cheshire Home, Sierra Leone, for physically challenged youths between the ages of 3 and 19. We have supported them over the years by sending school supplies, clothing, linens and money to help with income generating projects for the school. This is an ongoing project. Please donate
Donation of toys and books
Our annual Christmas Project collects unwrapped toys, clothing, and books for a locally based charity. Last year and this year the gifts are being donated to the African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation (AIRF). Contributions are collected throughout the year, during the month of December, and at our Annual Holiday Celebration on the 3rd Saturday in December. Call to donate items 301-587-1493.
Our Education/Scholarship Committee has developed a plan to select a worthy female student studying either in the US or in an African University for a text book grant or tuition assistance. Please donate.
AAWA Operating Fund
AAWA Operating Fund allows us to sponsor programs that educate and enrich ourselves and the women that we encounter. It is important that we host monthly meetings, attract new members, present educational programs, prepare brochures and presentations that will attract funding. Please donate.
SOME Accomplishments OF our members
Nwanganga Shields, Ph.D, a lifetime member of AAWA, has just published her first novel titled: EJITURU. The novel tells the story of an arranged marriage between the title character Ejituru and a man, Ignatius, who has already immigrated to the United States from Nigeria. It is set both in Nigeria and the US. The book is currently available from Amazon, Barnes&Noble and other independent book stores. Excerpts from the book are available online at www.ejituru.com.
Haoua Diatta, a lifetime member and former President of AAWA has written a book titled: Shadow of Africa Life of an African Ambassador’s Wife (ISBN 0-9710424-0-3), in clear and concise terms this year 2000 book lays out the experiences and the assimilation of an ambassador’s wife as many residences and high level social engagements vie for her time and require her attention and pleasant demeanor.
Gertrude Kazunga Zulu, MBA, an avid AAWA member and extensive traveler has written a novel entitled The Trail Blazer (ISBN 978 9982-22-113-9). This story is about Lita who as a young girl who follows the traditions of the village as practiced by her ancestors. Each step she takes towards her educational goals, moves her away from some of the constricting practices relating to girls and women. She is a Trail Blazer.
Autographed copies are available for purchase $20.00 US
Contact Kelly at 202-630-5809
AAWA Sharon Lee Minor, PhD on the right.
Exhibits highlights extraordinary nature of ''Ordinary Women''
The exhibit was on display Jan. 10 to Feb. 21, 2014.
Here it is, her catalog of original jewelry, artwork, and her latest "baby, the book A TRIBE DESPISED. I hope you enjoy interacting with these pages. Just click on specific items, and they will enlarge. You can also PAUSE pages....especially those with information and instructions for ordering.
AAWA member Danielli Mbangdadji
In completing her Master's Degree in film from American University produced this timely short documentary on forced marriages entitled "The Unheard Voice". You will notice AAWA members as actresses.
We hope to attract funding to develop this film into a full length documentary to share among nations and elevate the importance of the issue to the lives of women. Donate.
Fundraising and Cultural Activities Include:
Fashion Shows, Lunches and Banquets, Annual Holiday Celebrations, Black History Month Program, Theatre Presentations, WIRF(Women International Religious Fellowships), Bazaar/ Vendor Sales, Out of Area Trips, Health Fairs, International Women's Month, Panel Discussions, Book Signings, Museums Tours, Teaming with organizations, Tutoring, and Lectures.