Women of Global Change is Lighting Up the World: Starting in the Philippines

Families getting the equipment necessary to set up solar power in their homes

Dame Shellie Hunt, Founder of Women of Global Change said, “Some things that can seem so small can mean so much to so many. When we share our light, the world can’t help but shine. Every home that receives light for the first time, means a child can read at bedtime. It is truly life-changing.”

The Women of Global Change (WGC), Philippines Chapter is lighting up the world after their chapter launch in 2021. Solar power is a tremendous benefit to people in the Philippines as they often experience earthquakes, rough storms and over the last year have been locked down because of the pandemic. Women of Global Change has chapters all throughout the world and this chapter is incredibly active as it takes action on multiple service missions, such as, lighting up homes with solar power, cleaning the ocean, teaching women educational and sustainable business practices, and even offering a free computer coding program.

With the help of a Brighter Future For Next Generation, Women of Global Change (WGC) has been able to light up a house for a minimum donation of $150.00. They are currently working with the rural community of the Dumagat people, who live about an hour outside of Manila. They have a 5-year plan and a goal of providing solar power to 1500 homes after already helping over 25 families. Every dollar spent in support of this initiative is tax deductible, find out more information about supporting their cause and participating in the Women of Global Change Summer Solstice Event.

Dame Shellie Hunt, Founder of Women of Global Change said, “Some things that can seem so small can mean so much to so many. When we share our light, the world can’t help but shine. Every home that receives light for the first time, means a child can read at bedtime. It is truly life-changing.”

The Women of Global Change is an international non-profit, social impact organization whose reach has crossed into multiple continents, creating a continually growing international network of members. WGC participates in educational initiatives, business networking events, and national and international projects of betterment through a variety of different programs, missions, and leadership practices. WGC members work together in business, power, and spirit to provide a better world for women, children, and all humankind.

Women of Global Change has been honored by the U.S. Senate and has received five White House service awards for the work projects it has finished and the positive impact WGC has made in communities across the US and internationally. Today, WGC focuses its efforts on international and national service opportunities with over 50,000+ families served globally. Find out how you can be a Regional Chapter President in your community and serve people at a higher level.

The WGC chapter in the Philippines shows great success as they continue to grow and serve the communities around them. At the end of September, they will launch a campaign to dive deep and clean the ocean off the coast. Cleaning the ocean is a big undertaking as garbage is often found ashore, wrapped around animals, and creates a plastic mess off the coast. The volunteers and businesses supporting the initiative will be out cleaning it by hand and maintaining social distancing thanks to the organization of Lovanne Gallo, WGC Chapter President in the Philippines. Some of the collaborators and sponsors of the dive are Sea Diver Ph, Ocean Camp, Project Care, Rotary Circuit Makati, JCI Anilao Batangas, the Local Government Unit of Batangas, 404th A MC, Queen of Hearts Foundation, the Department of Tourism, and Noble Queen of the Universe, as well as, JCI Caloocan Bantayog, Casa Garcia, Blue, Glico, Decathlon, DusitD2 BGC, Sogo Cares, and Malasakit in Humanity (AFP Medical Corps). Furthermore, the chapter just recently offered a free bootcamp to teach over 50 people coding in coordination with Zuitt in August.

The goal of the program was to train women and men to support them in terms of their livelihood options to find jobs easily through a Free Coding Training Program. Women of Global Change is thankful to Zuitt as they helped women learn how to code with the chapter. It was an honor for WGC founder Dame Shellie Hunt to welcome everyone while Zuitt did 2 days of training with participants about foundational coding techniques and more during, CodHer: Women Empowerment through Web Development. WGC hopes to provide more of these opportunities in the Philippines and other areas.

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