September 14, 2017
This past July, Jennifer Dawson, a Business School professor and Program Coordinator for the Fashion Arts and Business program, participated in a life-changing volunteer opportunity with the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (FWEAN). The mandate of FWEAN is to empower and inspire Nepali women and assist them with their entrepreneurial and business endeavours.
As part of the Leave for Change program, Jennifer travelled to Nepal for a three-week stay to assist FWEAN in their mandate. She conducted workshops on Leadership and Management to women entrepreneurs, while also promoting women entrepreneurship through advocacy and networking. When she wasn’t teaching, Jennifer was enjoying Nepali culture, food, sites and fashion.
“My Leave for Change was an experience of a lifetime, and I will cherish the memories forever,” said Jennifer of her volunteer experience. "I would like to thank Humber College for allowing me to demonstrate leadership and expand my personal and professional horizons while acquiring a deeper understanding of international development.”
Leave for Change is a program that is a part of Uniterra and is managed by two non-profit organizations: World University Service Canada (WUSC) and Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI). Humber College is partnered with Leave for Change and sponsors full-time Humber employees to participate and volunteer their expertise around the globe.
Congratulations Jennifer on your amazing work in Nepal. Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to this worthy cause.