JLMC’s partnership with Texas A&M University creates another opportunity to present the impact of the Girl Power Project®.
Just Like My Child Foundation (JLMC) and Texas A & M University (TAMU) were honored to join interdisciplinary scholars and students from around the world to present at the 6th annual 2018 Universality of Global Education Issues Conference (UGEIC) at Sam Houston State University in Hunstville TX, from February 28 to March 1, 2019.
The UGEIC is a small highly interactive conference that brings together experts to discuss issues, theories, research, practices and teaching in diverse international education environments.
The theme for this year’s conference, which had 40 presentations/panel discussions, was “Education for Culturally Sustaining Practices.”
The conference attracted about 75 registrants and many hourly or day visitors from SHSU, including research teams from Turkey, Russia, Costa Rica, and Mexico. TAMU collaborators and colleagues presented about research and outreach in Uganda, Haiti, Senegal, Liberia, Ghana, and Nicaragua, Roscoe ISD; Departments of Horticulture Science and Sociology; and High Impact Experiences with refugees through the International Rescue Committee-Dallas.
Texas A&M professor Dr. Manuel Pina, Jr. moderated a panel discussion on :Sustaining Culture while Raising Consciousness: Four Case Studies of Women and Education.”
Just Like My Child’s Program Director Tessa Davis shared some of the key principles that have anchored Just Like My Child Foundation’s work and has led to successes in sustainable programming that positively impacts adolescent girls and their surrounding communities.
Some of these key principles were:
Mitchell Baker, one of the TAMU masters students from the university’s Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications (ALEC) program who completed his thesis on the impact of JLMC’s Girl Power Project® at the community level, reported on the outcomes of his research that was completed in Uganda.
The conference was well attended and highly engaging. JLMC was able to share the important work being done in Uganda, while learning from other experts in the industry and continuing to develop their partnership and future plans with Texas A&M University.
The following Texas A&M University representatives were in attendance:
About Just Like My Child Foundation: Since its founding in 2006, Just Like My Child Foundation has developed deep partnerships with rural communities in Africa to deliver sustainable programs that address health care, education, microenterprise, social justice, and women/girls’ empowerment. Through that work, JLMC organically came to understand that focusing on vulnerable adolescent girls is a powerful approach to disrupting the cycle of poverty. Today, Just Like My Child Foundation is focused on its mission to empower vulnerable adolescent girls by enabling them to create healthy, self-sustaining families who prosper without further aid. Learn more about their quest to transform the world, one girl at a time, at www.JustLikeMyChild.org