The first projects involved traveling to Russia and the Ukraine to hold professional training seminars utilizing American professional women as the trainers and building one-on-one relationships with the students. Once the seminars concluded, the women involved continued receiving aid through numerous means such as materials, suggested courses, and networking opportunities.
Photo taken on June 3rd, 2007. From left to right, back row: Yejin Cho, Soyoung Joo, Rusty Fairly, Bob Morgan, Bishop Philip Naameh, Mike Macko, Christine Macko holding Joey, Father Clement Cobb. Front row: Lynda Fairly, Judy Gough, Joan Bryan, Evelyn Brownfield, Silvia Morgan. Nancy Read attended the meeting but was not in the photo.
Our meeting in Santa Barbara with guests from the diocese of Damongo, Ghana, bore much fruit, as everyone had great input and requested information from Bishop Philip and Father Clement. They were very responsive and put us in touch with the St. Anne's school principal, Mrs. Gabriella Wumnaya.
When the president of Women to Women International, Michel Nellis, heard of the Ghana Highshool Project in 2008, she knew immediately that it would be a worthwile project to support. She hosted a meeting of the minds at the Women to Women International headquarters where representatives from the school, potential donors and our project's CEO participated.