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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Dec. 7, 2012

Parenthood course organizes effort to help African women

Students in a parenthood education class at Northwest Missouri State University are organizing a community effort to help women in Africa through Project Patricia.

Project Patricia is an initiative organized to make and deliver reusable feminine products to African girls who are in need of them.

Individuals interested in assisting with the project are invited to join the parenthood students from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, on the third floor of the Administration Building in Room 310. Campus and community members are needed to help with sewing and by donating fabric.

Northwest’s parenthood education helps students gain an understanding of parenting strategies and develop competencies necessary for effective parenting. The course also helps students learn the role a parent plays in the development of a child through class discussions, projects and panels of parents who visit the class to share their personal experiences. Students who take the course often go on to work with children professionally.

For more information about Project Patricia, visit the organization’s website, projectpatricia.org.

To learn more about this event, contact Cassie Thomas at 308.293.5230 or s505491@mail.nwmissouri.edu, or to donate fabric, contact Taryn McKarnin at 816.721.3406 or s505113@mail.nwmissouri.edu.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468