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Sawa World and The Grameen Creative Lab take first step towards partnership

At the recent United Nations Private Sector Forum, Sawa’s Founder Daphne Nederhorst met with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and the two began discussions on working together. “Both organizations share a common vision of eradicating poverty by working with the...
Oct 15 2010 - 7:06pm
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Sawa Founder returns from the United Nations with new hope!

Sawa World Founder, Daphne Nederhorst, was among three hundred Heads of State, global business leaders and celebrities to attend last week’s United Nations Private Sector Forum on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in New York. With only five years left to solve global poverty, the...
Oct 1 2010 - 7:51am
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Sawa World founder honoured as a Finalist at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award 2010 Gala

On Tuesday, September the 28th, Daphne Nederhorst and five team members attended the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award Gala.Among the 1,300 attendees at the red carpet event were local celebrities, including British Columbia’s Premier, Gordon Campbell and...
Oct 1 2010 - 7:47am
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Sawa Founder speaks with CKNW about her upcoming trip to the UN

Listen to CKNW AM 980's Jill Bennett interview Daphne Nederhorst about her upcoming trip to New York! Jill asks Daphne for her take on solving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Click here to listen.
Sep 21 2010 - 5:33pm
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Sawa’s Founder invited to advise Heads of State and Government at United Nations Event in New York on solving Global Poverty

With only five years left to solve global poverty, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited 300 Heads of State and Government from around the world to participate in the United Nations Private Sector Forum on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with the hopes of working together to advance...
Sep 14 2010 - 6:21pm
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Young Canadian Travels to Rwanda to Support a Sawa Leader

While in Vancouver, Sawa World connected former child soldier and Sawa Leader, Seleman Nizeyimana of Rwanda with Hanna Perry. Inspired by his work, which provides job skills training to vulnerable youth, Perry traveled to Rwanda to get involved. During the past 8 weeks Perry has lived in...
Aug 30 2010 - 9:12pm
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Sawa Hero Update -Seleman in Rwanda. Health Insurance Project

180 widows and orphans with HIV/ AIDS get health insurance
Aug 29 2010 - 2:49am
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Hero Update Video - Seleman in Rwanda - Sewing Project

41 young women with sewing skills and project management training.
Aug 28 2010 - 2:49am
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Sawa Hero Update - Seleman in Rwanda - Stove Project

20+ youth trained with building eco stoves for poor Rwandan families
Aug 27 2010 - 12:44am
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Sawa Leader Provides Health Insurance for Rwandans Suffering from HIV/AIDS

With the support of partnerships made through Sawa World, Rwandan organization, ASOLATE purchased health care for 180 people suffering from or affected by HIV/AIDS. The recipients, which include those who have been widowed or orphaned by the disease, will now have 90% of their medical costs covered...
Aug 24 2010 - 1:26am
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