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52nd National Convention R E G I O N A L C O V E R A G E JOURNAL Spring 2016 s61 in each of the five points in our pro-grammatic thrust, but continue to be innovative in their methods of doing so,” said Soror Newsome. “This in-cludes conquering projects they nev-er imagined they would achieve such as our South Atlantic Collegiate Proj-ect with ZanaAfrica.” The ZanaAfrica Foundation sup-ports adolescent girls in Kenya to stay in school by delivering repro-ductive health education and sani-tary pads. In Kenya, as in many plac-es around the world, a girl’s journey into adolescence is a challenging time. Over 1 million girls miss six weeks of school each year because they lack sanitary pads and have not received adequate health education. THE SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION LEADS Soror Jeffries charged the region-al chair and committee to develop and implement the Leadership Fel-lows program for members in the South Atlantic region that would en-hance mentor/mentee relationships and manifest itself through 3 pro-grammatic goals: (1) develop and en-hance the leadership capacity of so-rors in the region; (2) consider best practices from previous leadership programs and implement as appro-priate; and (3) develop a leadership program that addresses characteris-tics of an effective leader, team build-ing, conflict management and con-flict resolution. The program includes three phases: Leadership Engagement, in which they meet with national and re-gional Delta leaders via conference calls and webinars. The second phase is Lessons in Leadership, in which par-ticipants read and discuss books on leadership. The third phase is the Public Service Project, which involves participants from each state concep-tualizing and implementing a service project using the skills they have de-veloped throughout the program. THE SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION EMPOWERS Empowering student leaders has been a major focus for the region and through scholarship galas, Jabber-wock pageants, golf tournaments and many other ways chapters raised money to support high school and collegiate students pursuing a high-er education and seeking financial as-sistance. Many chapters also offered financial aid workshops and college fairs for parents and students. In 2014 and 2015 chapters across the re-gion donated more than $1,675,570. As Soror Walker begins her fi-nal term, the South Atlantic region will continue to support her vision and inspire its members to dedicate themselves to excellence in sister-hood, scholarship and service. s The Executive Committee brings greetings during the South Atlantic Sisterhood Luncheon. PHOTO BY VALERIE PHILLIPS Dr. Bertha M. Roddey, 20th National President, greets members of the South Atlantic Re-gion during the Regional Sisterhood Luncheon at the 52nd National Convention. PHOTO BY VALERIE PHILLIPS


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