Leave Your Mark on Your Community
RCWIB was very excited to hold our first Case Competition! We were honoured to be paired up with Women of Excellence Support and Relief Organization (WESRO), a grassroots non-profit, to present this real life case for students to apply their classroom knowledge to a current, real-life issue. The case competition was meant to instil passion in students regarding social issues surrounding female rights, and encourages participants to take action and step up as leaders in the community.
Five teams participated in the competition. Following an information session conducted by the founder of WESRO, Vashti Anderson, teams participated in a workshop to help them navigate the world of non-profits. The workshop was held by Heather Ullman, Director of Leadership Giving – University of Toronto.
During the final presentations, students provided creative and extensive action plans to address the problems that the organization was facing. The winning team consisted of Annie Zhang, Lynda Liu, Catherine Qian, Salome Wong, & Jenny Li. The winning team will have the opportunity to execute their strategy with WESRO through a part-time internship this summer.
RCWIB would like to thank all of the participants and judges who made this a successful endeavour.
Women of Excellence Support and Relief Organization is a charity organization founded and headed by Vashti Anderson. Vashti and her team of volunteers spend countless hours (often on foot) approaching women who are abused to provide them with a safe haven. The organization run programs to help women attain valuable life skills in order to integrate back into society. For over six years, WESRO has helped over two hundred women successfully find their way back into their community. However, due to lack of funding and resources, WESRO is finding it difficult to provide their services and improve their programming.
Visit www.wesro.ca for more information.
Check out photos from the event in our gallery.