The NoŽl Foundation
Weaving Workshop for the Oaxacan Weavers - Greenfield, California
The NoŽl Foundation supported a weaving workshop to help the Oaxacan Weavers in Greenfield, California to develop a weavers cooperative to promote their talents as weavers and create income generating products that can be marketed in the region. The program provided yarns suitable for their needs and instruction to include weaving belts, saddle blankets and Hopi Mana blankets.
English Training Program - California
This program was collaboration between the NoŽl Foundation, the Center for Employment Training and the Monterey Institute for International Studies to bring women from the farming communities of the Salinas Valley to the Monterey Institute for English language training. The program helped student teachers gain important professional experience and class participants felt that they learned much more than English, they felt empowered.
Assistance by The NoŽl Foundation with donors to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy in an effort to improve and enhance their lives and to educate the public.
Natividad Medical Foundation in Children's County Hospital - Salinas, California
The NoŽl Foundation provided funding for prenatal health care for the poor without insurance and support for sexually abused children.
Latino Childcare Program - Los Angeles, California
The NoŽl Foundation partnered with the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation and provided funding for three classrooms in the economically disadvantaged Florence District of Los Angeles. This program provides the necessary child care of which there was a critical shortage; thereby educating the children and enabling families to work and improve their economic condition.
An Arts Therapy for Iraqi Refugee Women and Girls
Foundation partnered with the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) under the direction of HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal to implement a project using ART THERAPY creative skills for Iraqi teenage girls and widow refugees who were displaced and now live in Jordan.
Queen Bee Project - Campeche, Mexico
Mayan women in the province of Campeche, Mexico were taught the technical and entrepreneurial skills of beekeeping and marketing their products. The NoŽl Foundation provided assistance to help this community create sustainable development.
Maquiladora Project - Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
This project was established in response to the brutal sexual assaults and murders of young women working in the factories in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The program assisted by The NoŽl Foundation provided personal counseling, legal support and job training.
Soweto Project - South Africa
The NoŽl Foundation working with UNIFEM and local womenís groups provided job training and business skills for women to be self-employed in this economically devastated community.
Women Entrepreneurs - Southeast Asia
In cooperation with UNIFEM, The NoŽl Foundation provided technical and job skills to women in Thailand, the Philippines and Cambodia to product goods for sale on the global market.
Jiuzhia Village Garment Factory expansion - Mengyin County, China
Jiuzhia was among the poorest villages in an already-depressed area of China. Women in particular suffered from underemployment. With funding from UNIFEM and The NoŽl Foundation, The Womenís Association of Mengyin County expanded a women-operated knitted underwear factory. The objectives were to expand the factory ad recruit and train 300 women in knitting, dyeing and management techniques.
Women's Initiative for Community Development participation - Punjab Pakistan
There were five village surrounding the Balloki headworks, which were home to over 300 families. There were no heath centers in the region and most women had no formal education. The projectís aim was to increase awareness of womenís concerns and to increase employment opportunities and generate income. Funding also provided improved support services, particularly in health and nutrition for 200 to 400 women.
Rural Women's Root Crops Project - The Philippines
This NoŽl Foundation project was established to help victims of the Mt. Pinatubo volcano disaster. Production and processing of root crops helped relive chronic underemployment and malnutrition. By increasing household income women were able to feed their families properly, receive an education and in turn contribute to their communities.
Victims of Human Trafficking - Vietnam
The NoŽl Foundation working with the Vietnam Womenís Federation and local government and the business community has provided educational equipment and supplies for helping young abused women who were rescued from predators to enable them to start new lives and careers. The NoŽl Foundation visits these young women living in "safe houses" mentoring and strengthening them while they receive basic life skills and career development and guidance. It breaks your heart to see how much appreciation they have for life even after all they have been through at the hands of evil people at such a young vulnerable age, because their families were poor and trusting.
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