Summer Newsletter 2017
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Dear Friend of LINCCO,

Did you know your donations support cutting-edge projects in developing countries? Read more to find out what they are.

Fundraising initiatives in Quebec City and in Toronto support projects in Ivory Coast and the Philippines that give young women the opportunity for vocational training and future employment. Read more about these wonderful events.

We welcome your fundraising initiatives! You can also help support LINCCO by telling your friends and family about us.  Forward our news bulletin to let others know how they could be helping women, children and families in the developing world!
Upcoming Events
Brunch for Punlaan 
September 23, 2017
Northmount School, 26 Mallard Rd., North York
LINCCO’s Annual Cocktail Fundraiser  
LINCCO’s Annual Cocktail Fundraiser will be held on
November 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Zante restaurant in Montreal.
Democratic Republic of Congo

Competency-based Diploma Program at ISSIA Cutting-Edge Model for Others to Follow
“. . .the new Diploma program in Nursing at the Institute of Higher Studies in Nursing (ISSI) in Kinshasa, DRC,  is a pilot project that could be replicated across the country and the team of instructors at ISSI are a model for others to follow.”
On a recent visit to DRC, Marie Hatem concluded that the new competency-based* diploma program in nursing at the Institute for Higher Studies in Nursing (ISSI) had evolved to the point that it could serve as a model for other institutions in the country.  Marie Hatem and the instructors at ISSI continually reviewed and revised the program to bring it to its current high standard.
The Master’s program in Health Administration at ISSI continues with 42 participants at various stages in their studies. Twelve students have graduated.  Some of the local professors can now teach in the Master’s program.

*Competency-based programs guarantee that the graduate can assume her professional responsibilities in whatever position she obtains to the full satisfaction of her patients and her employer.
Ivory Coast
Quebec City Meets Ivory Coast at Fundraiser
The Association of Parents and Friends of Trimar (APAT) in Quebec City, in collaboration with LINCCO and the Ivorian-Canadian Friendship Association of Quebec (AMICQ), hosted another successful fundraiser for the benefit of young women in rural Ilomba, Ivory Coast.  Guests sampled local and African cuisine and took part in a silent auction.  The event raised $5,600 which will allow young women with little or no formal education to study in regular school classes or to pursue a professional diploma.

Innovative New Initiative in Nicaragua
Supports Women Entrepreneurs
In partnership with the Nicaraguan Association for Education and Culture (Asociación Nicaragüense de Educación y Cultura: (ANDECU) and the Charron Foundation, LINCCO is sponsoring a training program in entrepreneurship and empowerment for women in Carazo Department.
The first phase of the program took place between March and June of this year. Fifteen young women drawn from six universities received training to enable them to instruct rural women entrepreneurs. Seventy-five women who live in rural areas in Carazo Department and who want to create their own businesses, or who already have a small business they want to grow, begin a six month course this July which will give them the tools to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Toronto Team Raises Funds for Young Women in the Philippines
The Punlaan fundraising team in Toronto participated in its third garage sale fundraiser in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto.

They raised more than $1,000 for scholarships to help young women attending the Punlaan Technical Vocational school in Manila, Philippines. The scholarships subsidize their transportation  and pay for the supplies for their culinary courses.
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