Café de la Leche is doing something a little different this month! Instead of the usual Friday get togethers, or even the occasional Thursday, Yrene Caslini ask your attendance this Wednesday, March 8th at Vivero #36 to honor International Women’s Day. This year, the theme for International Women’s Day (IWC) is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.
In a call to reduce the gender gap, IWC ask women around the world to #BeBoldForChange and continue in the mission for gender equality. UN Women sites that “only 50 per cent of working age women are represented in the labour force globally, compared to 76 per cent of men”. Even with the opportunities of globalization and technology, the World Economic Forum — which has measured the disparity between men and women in terms of health, education, economy and politics in their Global Gender Gap Report—predicts the gap won’t close until 2186!
Café de la Leche devotes special attention to women this month and encourages your awareness of International Women’s Day and support for sustainable development within the Dominican Republic and around the world. The ladies of Café de la Leche ask you to wear YELLOW, where it is customary in many foreign countries for women to receive yellow mimosa flowers on this day as a sign of mutual respect.
Cheers to that!! Join Café de la Leche this WEDNESDAY to support International Women’s Day 2017!
What: Yrene Caslini hosts Café de la Leche in honor of International Women’s Day
Wear the color yellow to show your support!
Where: Vivero #36, Casa de Campo
When: WEDNESDAY, March 8th
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Contribution: Milex Kinder, Gold, NAN, Enfamil, Alacta Plus, Nido Crecimiento of 1,800 grams, or RD $1,200
The Hogar del Niño is a children’s daycare and educational center for over 1500 children, located in La Romana town, just outside of Casa de Campo. Children from as young as just a few weeks old up to 18 years old are cared for and educated daily, from as early as 5:30am and staying as late as 7pm.
The organization also provides special schooling to over 75 hearing impaired and blind children, as well as a vocational school where over 235 students receive classes in different areas like: sewing; industrial preparation, installation and electrical maintenance; plumbing and management of computer office programs.