It was just an article she read online; but when Jessica Lu, ’11, a Communication student, first discovered the Girl Child Network, she knew she had to get involved. Part of a series entitled “CNN Heroes,” the article profiled Girl Child Network founder Betty Makoni.
Today, Girl Child Network Zimbabwe, along with the Girl Child Network Worldwide (GCNW), and other chapters provide support, treatment and education to abuse victims. And now there’s a Villanova chapter thanks to Lu and the faculty support she received at the University. On Oct. 1, 2009, Girl Child Network Worldwide: Villanova — or GCNova for short — became the first United States university organization to officially affiliate with GCNW.
Inspired by the heroic story of Betty Makoni, GCNova is a collaborative student organization formed through the Center for Peace and Justice Education to support the proper treatment of women in our schools, communities, nations, and the world.
To get involved : firstname.lastname@example.org