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In the news: between July 20 - August 3, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

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Kansas Women's Leadership Institute visits Just Food and helps enhance cooking program - 6 News

For the sixth year young women from all across the globe are gathering in Lawrence for the Kansas Women's Leadership Institute to help elevate the voices of women, and create a cultural exchange within the community.

"It's been really amazing because it's not just a learning experience for them, but it's a learning experience for us. They've come today to help do taste testing, as well as surveys to help develop the cooking program a little bit more," said Aundrea Shafer, Program Coordinator at Just Food.

And this isn't your typical summer program. These women are determined to create life-long bonds, and help make a change in their countries.

"This is something that we can take back from here and try to implement it back in our country," said Noor Ussabah, a student from Pakistan.

While the women will soon head back to their respective countries, their time in Lawrence is one they will never forget.

"Being from Pakistan and being from a middle class family I never expected to come to the U.S. It was just surreal. It felt like a dream," said Ussabah.

The young women will travel to St. Louis, Springfield, Illinois, and Chicago this week as the program wraps up for the summer.

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