Empowering Women in Zanzibar

 

 

Mrs. Ume Kufum (center) was the guest speaker for the Wednesday morning seminar. Dr. Thurmaier (left) and Fr. Leo Kazeri (right) guided the conversation with the students.

Mrs. Ume Kufum (center) was the guest speaker for the Wednesday morning seminar. Dr. Thurmaier (left) and Fr. Leo Kazeri (right) guided the conversation with the students.

Our penultimate NGO seminar in the 2015 NIU Study Abroad and TDS Work-Study Program was a discussion with Mrs. Ume Kufum, the secretary at Catalyst for Women Empowerment in Zanzibar (COWPZ), who spoke with NIU students on Wednesday. The students were very appreciative of her time, and her personal story was inspiring to all of us. It is a testament to the power of lifting women into positions of self-direction, raising their level of self-confidence, and watching their lives transformed.

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