MI NNESOTA African women Association, MAWA. Community Power 2012. Trainings in 3 different locations North West Hennepin - - Redeemer Covenant Church, Brooklyn Park. - MAWA Office Building Conference Room St Paul - Masjid Al Ihsan Mosque. Peer Educators: 15 AGILE participants
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Community Power 2012
North West Hennepin - - Redeemer Covenant Church, Brooklyn Park.
- MAWA Office Building Conference Room
St Paul - Masjid Al Ihsan Mosque
15 AGILE participants
15 African women including 10 West African Female Community Leaders
Over 30 Somali women and girls joined the peer educator training in St. Paul
Trainings Facilitated by:
Hennepin County staff and MAWA staff persons – Anita Selin; LaBelle, Melissa Nambangi
Julia Earl, formerly of Preventing Harm MN
Ramsey County Staff person,.
MAWA board members
Reach 2,700 Africans from both locations.
We have trained over 45 girls & women as peer educators
Have each reached 20 & more peers = 600;
Also in apartment buildings, schools, senior community center, church; mosque
- Mosque and recycling bins
- Mothers getting rid of toys; making own household cleaners
Newspaper ads and articles – Mshale an African news Journal with thousand of African readers - ; MINCAM – over 1,000 members; VOICES Magazine - ; Somali radio program.
St Kate’s student volunteer – presentation to girls and seniors on toxic harmful products and how to protect your home from poisons found in the products.
Peer education continues in the African community