Brown Girl Woke mobilises support
Samoan non-profit organisation, Brown Girl Work, (B.G.W.) has begun an appeal for medical supplies in Hawaii in partnership with Hawaii-based Tyrell’s Angels.
The organisation, which runs young women empowerment programmes, is organising the appeal for its Samoan ‘aiga’ (which is Samoan for family) who have been affected by the measles epidemic.
B.G.W. will pay the freight cost for the medical supplies to be dispatched to Samoa.
A flyer on the medical supplies appeal states that they want donations of antibacterial soap, towels, hand sanitizers, medical face masks, medical tape, cannula dressings, pediatric splints, central venous lines, vitamin A (injected and oral), gowns, cannulas (especially for children), butterfly needles with tubing and any paeds resus equipment.
More specific medical supplies have been named on the site’s Amazon wishlist to be directly purchased and sent to a representative in Hawaii, who will handle shipping of the items to Samoa.
For those wishing to give in the form of monetary donations, a PayPal fund has been created for that purpose.
The movement has gained much support with Brown Girl Woke representatives in Hawaii and Arizona joining the cause to fly supplies to Samoa instead of the usual three week shipping times due to urgent demands.
The nonprofit’s mission is to transform young minds and provide the new generation with the resources they need to become confident and independent thought leaders. Founded by Doris Tulifau, they are indeed leading in their efforts to bring donations home.