Didi Society holds fundraiser for two organizations

Society promotes sustainable international development by empowering women globally and educating locally

The Didi Society is helping Victoria’s George Jay elementary school and a women’s cooperative in a unique fundrasing project.

The Global to Local campaign provides much needed school supplies to local children while supporting a women’s cooperative in northern India.

“The pencil cases were purchased from one of our women’s groups in India. Supporting fair trade and these women enables them to return to school, further develop their product lines and provide for their families,” says Julia Norman, Didi Society executive director.

“With a $1,000 donation from Fortis B.C., and supplies from 3M Canada and Opus Art Supplies we were able to provide (more than) 75 students in Victoria with the school supplies their families could not afford.”

The Didi Society is a Victoria-based not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainable international development by empowering women globally and educating locally.


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