Below you can find detailed information on my social projects: Vahombey Project and Her Time Romania. You will find short descriptions, timelines, my role, most relevant achievements and future plans. Further information can be provided upon request.

Her Time România (2020 – present)

My role – Founder & Project Manager

Number of volunteers – 25

Launch date: April 18, 2020

Who we are & what we do:

Her Time Romania is an intersectional feminist community supporting female leadership in Romania through networking. We connect ambitious young women, with a vision and passionate about making their voices heard. We especially encourage conversations and education on social and
gender issues, in order to foster a safe and inclusive community. This platform was launched in April 2020.

Our launching event, “Her Webinars Summer 2020 Edition” consisted of 9 webinars with 16 special guests, including Romanian MP and Vital Voices Fellow Oana Bîzgan, on topics ranging from self-care to study abroad opportunities to entrepreneurship skills and female representation in politics. The event had over 170 sign-ups and 13 volunteers helped put it together in 1 month.

Our activity is supported by activists and organizations in Romania’s feminist network: NGOs like Asociația Necuvinte, Centrul Filia, ielesanziene, ALEG, etc., popular publications such as DOR (Doar o Revistă), cultural projects such as F-Sides CineClub and activists such as Oana Bîzgan. 5 months following our launch, Her Time Romania’s team consists of 25 volunteers working in 4 departments. Part of our current activity is collaborating with professionals in various domains to provide opportunities for the members of our community. We have created surveys on female representation in cinema with F-Sides, personal development courses with trainer & coach Romina Alexandra Pescaru and an education campaign on inaccesability to abortion with Centrul Filia.

Our future projects include continuing our educational campaigns on social media, providing more networking and professional opportunities through collaborations, “Her Webinars Winter 2020 Edition”, joining UN’s network of organizations aiming to reach the 2030 SDG’s, and much more. Our ultimate goal is to reach an international community of young women creating together to bring change to the world and justice in the face of gender inequalities! Our next planned branch is Her Time USA.

All relevant links on this project can be found HERE.

A concept paper with further information can be found HERE.

Vahombey Project (2018 – present)

My role: Social Media Manager

Launch date: April 2018

Who we are & what we do:

7 out of 10 Malagasy people live in rural areas and 64% of the population is under 25 years old. This means that most of tomorrow’s population will come out of these groups. Bekitro is a village in the southern region of Androy, as well as the village I come from. 

The current public education system is broken – adapted from colonial French education with minor changes – making a good education an extremely luxurious privilege for Malagasy children. This public system is the only option for children in rural areas, vastly limiting their knowledge, skills, and mindsets. This makes breaking the poverty cycle the great majority faces and keeps Malagasy people from pushing for the development of their own society.

We are bringing an alternative to the people in those rural areas, with electronic libraries providing both literary products and educational material for all. We’re starting small – with Bekitro – as this is a student-led initiative, and are hoping to provide the village with over 3000 books, as well as many computers and tablets to develop IT related skills and explore Internet resources. We wish to hold regular activities teaching locals new skills as well as expanding general knowledge with workshops and movie screenings.

We received an initial grant of $1000 from the GoMakeADifference foundation, but need a lot more in order to take this project to term. We need donations to help us buy quality books and ebooks, buy and maintain equipment and pay for transportation expenses towards Bekitro. With a donation of just 5 dollars, we can buy 3 great books locally!

All relevant links on this project can be found HERE.

You can DONATE for this cause HERE.

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