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Internship

Internship

September is always an exciting month here at GMEAN because it is around this time that we get back together as a team. Many of our staff and also a lot of events tend to slow down during the summer months. We like to take the time to spend a few weeks relaxing,...

Everlyn’s Story

Everlyn’s Story

Global Women Empowerment Micro Lending Program Meet Everlyn Daka, a widow and a mother of four (4).  Like our previous success story, this is a story of someone whose life has mainly been on the streets.  Since her husband passed away seven (7) years ago, Everlyn has...

My GMEAN Co-op Experience

My GMEAN Co-op Experience

My name is Isaiah, I’m a graduating High School Student from Hodan Nalayeh Secondary school.  I’ve had the privilege of working with GMEAN and Blair since the beginning of 2022.  Throughout my time with GMEAN I’ve been able to get invaluable experience, expanding my...

Carol’s Story

Carol’s Story

Global Women Empowerment Program Micro Lending for Women Carol Sakala is a survivor!  When you look at Carol, you’re looking at a woman who is strong and one who is determined.  A Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivor, she made a choice to leave the physical and...

Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental Health is so important and as GMEAN, we want to make sure that everyone has the right tools they need to stay healthy and happy.    Society must accept mental illness as the equal to physical disease. We must treat mental affliction as a disease, instead...

So long to our 2021/2022 COOP Students

So long to our 2021/2022 COOP Students

Today is June 21st and it’s the first day of summer. We know students (and maybe a lot teachers too) are anxiously awaiting the start of their summer holiday and who can blame you? GMEAN was honoured to work with an amazing group of young people this past school term...

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Peoples Day, we celebrate the diversity, culture, history of our Metis, Inuit and First Nations brothers and sisters. All Canadians can explore the history of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples throughout the month, as well as embrace the...

Happy Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day, is a federal holiday in the United States that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved black Americans. It's also a day dedicated to honouring African-American culture. Today we want to recognize every African American in the...

Linda’s Story

Linda’s Story

Women in Bloom International Zambia strongly believes in women empowerment. We believe in promoting women's sense of self-worth, their ability to determine their own choices, and their right to influence social change for themselves and others. We also believe that...

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Listen, if you are not a biological “father” but you are a male making a difference in the lives of others - you are a father - by our standard. On this day, we are celebrating you and thanking you for everything you have...

Internship

Internship

September is always an exciting month here at GMEAN because it is around this time that we get back together as a team. Many of our staff and also a lot of events tend to slow down during the summer months. We like to take the time to spend a few weeks relaxing,...

Everlyn’s Story

Everlyn’s Story

Global Women Empowerment Micro Lending Program Meet Everlyn Daka, a widow and a mother of four (4).  Like our previous success story, this is a story of someone whose life has mainly been on the streets.  Since her husband passed away seven (7) years ago, Everlyn has...

My GMEAN Co-op Experience

My GMEAN Co-op Experience

My name is Isaiah, I’m a graduating High School Student from Hodan Nalayeh Secondary school.  I’ve had the privilege of working with GMEAN and Blair since the beginning of 2022.  Throughout my time with GMEAN I’ve been able to get invaluable experience, expanding my...

Carol’s Story

Carol’s Story

Global Women Empowerment Program Micro Lending for Women Carol Sakala is a survivor!  When you look at Carol, you’re looking at a woman who is strong and one who is determined.  A Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivor, she made a choice to leave the physical and...

Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental Health is so important and as GMEAN, we want to make sure that everyone has the right tools they need to stay healthy and happy.    Society must accept mental illness as the equal to physical disease. We must treat mental affliction as a disease, instead...

So long to our 2021/2022 COOP Students

So long to our 2021/2022 COOP Students

Today is June 21st and it’s the first day of summer. We know students (and maybe a lot teachers too) are anxiously awaiting the start of their summer holiday and who can blame you? GMEAN was honoured to work with an amazing group of young people this past school term...

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Peoples Day, we celebrate the diversity, culture, history of our Metis, Inuit and First Nations brothers and sisters. All Canadians can explore the history of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples throughout the month, as well as embrace the...

Happy Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day, is a federal holiday in the United States that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved black Americans. It's also a day dedicated to honouring African-American culture. Today we want to recognize every African American in the...

Linda’s Story

Linda’s Story

Women in Bloom International Zambia strongly believes in women empowerment. We believe in promoting women's sense of self-worth, their ability to determine their own choices, and their right to influence social change for themselves and others. We also believe that...

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Listen, if you are not a biological “father” but you are a male making a difference in the lives of others - you are a father - by our standard. On this day, we are celebrating you and thanking you for everything you have...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Every day, but most of all TODAY (September 30th), we are taking the time to celebrate our Indigenous peoples, reflecting and acknowledging the painful effects of Residential Schools on their families and communities.  We must be committed to both truth AND...

Internship

Internship

September is always an exciting month here at GMEAN because it is around this time that we get back together as a team. Many of our staff and also a lot of events tend to slow down during the summer months. We like to take the time to spend a few weeks relaxing,...

Everlyn’s Story

Everlyn’s Story

Global Women Empowerment Micro Lending Program Meet Everlyn Daka, a widow and a mother of four (4).  Like our previous success story, this is a story of someone whose life has mainly been on the streets.  Since her husband passed away seven (7) years ago, Everlyn has...

My GMEAN Co-op Experience

My GMEAN Co-op Experience

My name is Isaiah, I’m a graduating High School Student from Hodan Nalayeh Secondary school.  I’ve had the privilege of working with GMEAN and Blair since the beginning of 2022.  Throughout my time with GMEAN I’ve been able to get invaluable experience, expanding my...

Carol’s Story

Carol’s Story

Global Women Empowerment Program Micro Lending for Women Carol Sakala is a survivor!  When you look at Carol, you’re looking at a woman who is strong and one who is determined.  A Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivor, she made a choice to leave the physical and...

Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental Health is so important and as GMEAN, we want to make sure that everyone has the right tools they need to stay healthy and happy.    Society must accept mental illness as the equal to physical disease. We must treat mental affliction as a disease, instead...

So long to our 2021/2022 COOP Students

So long to our 2021/2022 COOP Students

Today is June 21st and it’s the first day of summer. We know students (and maybe a lot teachers too) are anxiously awaiting the start of their summer holiday and who can blame you? GMEAN was honoured to work with an amazing group of young people this past school term...

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Peoples Day, we celebrate the diversity, culture, history of our Metis, Inuit and First Nations brothers and sisters. All Canadians can explore the history of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples throughout the month, as well as embrace the...

Happy Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day, is a federal holiday in the United States that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved black Americans. It's also a day dedicated to honouring African-American culture. Today we want to recognize every African American in the...

Happy Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day, is a federal holiday in the United States that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved black Americans. It's also a day dedicated to honouring African-American culture. Today we want to recognize every African American in the...

read more
Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Listen, if you are not a biological “father” but you are a male making a difference in the lives of others - you are a father - by our standard. On this day, we are celebrating you and thanking you for everything you have...

read more
International Women’s Month

International Women’s Month

March is a very happy and joyful time, seasons are changing, flowers are blooming, and it's International Women's Month. International Women's Day is a global holiday to recognize and acknowledge all the incredible women all around the world. IWM became a mainstream...

read more
Co-op Team

Co-op Team

Starting in February, five new co-op students have joined the GMEAN team. I would like to welcome, Isaiah, Ellie, Alexei, Sabrina, and last but not least, David. These students are not only committed but also passionate about GMEAN’s cause of empowering the vulnerable...

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Introduction

Introduction

Hello, my name is Sabrina Ahmadi, I am a High school student, and am currently doing a co-op at GMEAN for winter 2022, and would like to warmly welcome all the other winter 2022 co-op students on board. Moreover, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the fall...

read more
Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Listen, if you are not a biological “father” but you are a male making a difference in the lives of others - you are a father - by our standard. On this day, we are celebrating you and thanking you for everything you have...

International Women’s Month

International Women’s Month

March is a very happy and joyful time, seasons are changing, flowers are blooming, and it's International Women's Month. International Women's Day is a global holiday to recognize and acknowledge all the incredible women all around the world. IWM became a mainstream...

Co-op Team

Co-op Team

Starting in February, five new co-op students have joined the GMEAN team. I would like to welcome, Isaiah, Ellie, Alexei, Sabrina, and last but not least, David. These students are not only committed but also passionate about GMEAN’s cause of empowering the vulnerable...

Introduction

Introduction

Hello, my name is Sabrina Ahmadi, I am a High school student, and am currently doing a co-op at GMEAN for winter 2022, and would like to warmly welcome all the other winter 2022 co-op students on board. Moreover, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the fall...

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