DALLAS, Dec. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Memnosyne Institute, a Dallas based nonprofit, has been selected by Women That Soar Awards Ceremony to champion and provide dedicated funds for School-Out-Of-a-Box and FoodSourceDFW initiatives as a recipient of its philanthropic endeavors. WTS's CEO, Gina Grant, explains, "Women That Soar is dedicated to helping support the Memnosyne Institute with their humanitarian efforts, via their School Out Of A Box Program and DFW Food Source. The work Memnosyne is doing around the world is life changing. The Institute is providing resources and fulfilling the need for many."
The WTS Awards will be airing on December 18th in Dallas, TX on TXA 21 from 8pm to 10pm, KCAL in Los Angeles from 6pm to 10pm, WUPA in Atlanta 7pm to 9pm and WBFS in Miami 8pm to 10pm. WTS will donate 25% of the televised award show to help The Memnosyne Institute's with its local and International programs. FoodSourceDFW.org, an interfaith volunteer intiative overseen by Rev. Dr. Todd Collier, is a network which as of October 2016 had already saved 1 million pounds of food from being thrown away, making it one of the nation's leading initiatives to fight food waste by forging collaborations with North Texas food pantries, homeless shelters, food producers, and large scale caterers such as area sports arenas. WTS is also aiding The Memnosyne Institute by supporting their School-Out-Of-a-Box program designed to provide free accredited high school and university education to those in under-served communities worldwide via scalable off-grid buildings offering online education. Collaborating partners include The Be Earth Foundation, a United Nations IGO led by Lawrence Bloom, Green Habitat and EVO Formance owned by architect Tania Rodriguez the Architect who designed the scalable green building, Club of Budapest International, led by Dr. Ervin Laszlo whose members have committed to encouraging the students within their own countries, and Dr. Don E. Beck, one of the late Nelson Mandela's main advisors towards overthrowing apartheid, is designing a curricula introducing students towards understanding how they can better comprehend our increasingly interconnected world. The first prototype is located at one of The Memnosyne Institute's cultural center programs' campus' in Mexico, but demand for the project includes places in the African and South American continents, Jordan, Romania, Native American reservations in the USA, Haiti, rural areas in the Appalachian mountains and along the USA's side of the southern border. The project has been endorsed by Club of Budapest International and NEXUS Mexico.
Individuals honored in the show are Amy Poehler, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor, writer and producer, Meredith Walker will be honored for "Amy Poehler's Smart Girls". Hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier. Other celebrities to appear with Gina Grant and Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk, the co-Founder of Memnosyne Institute, are Comedian, Heather McDonald, Grammy-Nominated artist Wynonna Judd, and Ghada Saba, Jordanian TV star and the founder of Jordan's Saba Hamlet, Quynh Chau Stone, the host of The Quynh Chau Stone Show and the food pantry, "The Source of Hope" along with so many others.
In fact, it is important to note that Women That Soar has historically and continues to help empower its Awardees humanitarian work by connecting potential collaborators, such as Hope Contained which helped the Memnosyne Institute to set up clinics preserving Mayan midwives knowledge/practices in regions where they offer the only health services for the Mayan people, linked The Source of Hope with Memnosyne's FoodSourceDFW.org aiding both organization's capacity to serve more North Texas homeless populations and has recently been instrumental in connecting Saba Hamlet's scholarship program for girls wanting a college education with The Memnosyne Institute's School Out of A Box Program in a potential collaboration the two organizations are currently exploring. Mary Ann explains, "Both my husband, Joshua and myself believe that the future of sustainable humanitarianism will rely on strategically designed collaborations between multiple non-profits and for-profits in order to make solutions scalable. Without seeking out these types of collaborations FoodSourceDFW wouldn't be the success it is today and nor would The School Out of A Box program be poised, thanks in large part to architect Tania Rodriguez, to launch worldwide once the donations necessary are in place." When asked why the organization has put so much effort towards designing a scalable solution for making higher level education accessible for the most underserved areas of the world, she answers, "All of the reports I have heard from experts around the world emphasize that those of us living today have a greater capacity to influence the future of humanity more than any generations who came before us. They say the difference between whether that will be a good thing or bad thing will depend on if there is free world education one day so that the masses can make informed decisions in an ever more interconnected world. But we have also been informed that the current methodologies are not being able to keep up and a scalable solution that takes into account the brain drain in third world countries must be established. Therefore we see investing in the School Out of A Box program as an investment towards helping to bring about a positive future for humanity."
If you would like to help The Memnosyne Institute's work, you can either text "Memnosynesoar" to 34444 or go to http://www.memnosyneinstitute.org/women-that-soar-awards to learn more details and donate online.
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