Viola Vaughn, Exec. Dir. of WHEPSA (Women's Health, Education and Prevention Strategies Alliance), sponsor of 10000girls.org
Buttercup Farms is honored that its Senegalese projects are managed primarily
by the dynamic Viola Vaughn, whose passion for female empowerment has inspired
and aided thousands of young women to make quantum leaps forward in both
academic and business education.
Through Viola’s devotion and leadership, the 10,000 Girls program
is teaching young women self-reliance through vocational training and entrepreneurial
skills once they leave school. A pastry shop and catering business, and
a sewing workshop that produces handcrafts for sale, are staffed and run
by the girls themselves. These successful businesses not only benefit the
employees, but also generate income to support program continuation.
Please visit the website at www.10000girls.org
to learn more about these enriching and multi-faceted activities.
Other Buttercup Farms endeavors in Senegal include the establishment of
a clinic to benefit residents of a community in the interior, and educational
work with indigenous cashew farmers to enhance their returns.