GFA student to receive Entrepreneur Award from Westport Sunrise Rotary
Published 4:13 pm, Thursday, November 11, 2010
Five years ago, as a sixth grader, Woodson spoke to members of the Westport Rotary about a fundraiser for Save The Children Tsunami Fund. Four years later she talked to the Rotary Club of Coimbatore, India, about her work in local orphanages and to promote Save Our Daughters International, an organization that works to fund higher education for poor and orphan girls.
Woodson brought Save Our Daughters to the United States and this past summer she and nine classmates used their Ten-for-Ten project to host a local event that involved international dignitaries, scholars and state politicians and raised $10,000 to help send 10 orphaned high school girls in Coimbatore, India to college.
Among her other projects, Woodson has participated in Theater of the Oppressed programs in Brazil and Minneapolis, volunteered at a shelter in New Haven, and Homes With Hope in Westport. She also joined four Builders Beyond Borders programs in Latin America. The breakfast meeting is taking place at 7:30 a.m. at Bobby Q's Restaurant, 25 Main St.