Our mission is to inspire, educate, motivate, and empower women through stimulating talks by renowned speakers. We aim to sensitise people to their own personal or their family’s mental health issues and try to reach the ‘silent majority of women’ who are aware of their problems but are unable to seek mental health help.
My journey with TREWO started over 10 years ago when Dr.Sudi invited me to join his newly created organization as a volunteer.
We recognized the huge need to empower vulnerable women in our community and give them the confidence to lead their best lives. This was a subject close to my heart and I was honoured to become Chair of the Women’s Outreach Wing (WOW). Together with an executive committee of five members, we reached out to women’s shelters, community organizations, public health groups and other charities to join forces in expanding our outreach.
Our objective was to empower, motivate and inspire women through education. We did this by inviting powerful speakers to lead women on subjects of mental health, financial literacy, and many other relevant topics. Each year we hold a live event where 300 people come together to share ideas and gather resolve. Since Covid has put a stop to live events, we have pivoted to holding webinars online, continuing to provide the same service, inspiration, and motivation to our audience.
It has been a rewarding and fulfilling journey this far, but we feel that our work has just begun and we have many more miles to go!
Founding Member & Chairperson,
As we wrap up 2021 -2022 year where we were unable to meet in person or hold live events, we look back with a sense of achievement on the webinars we held online to educate, empower and motivate our audience.
A wise man once said “If a person hears, they’ll forget. If a person writes, they’ll remember. But if a person does, they’ll understand.”
This was our speaker Miguel Martinez’s guiding motto too as he led a wonderful, interactive webinar for us yesterday, complete with music, dancing and other awareness exercises to keep us on our toes mentally and literally!
We’re very grateful to those of you who took the time to attend our webinars and support our endeavours . We thank you as always.
Our president and mentor Dr. Sudi Devanesen gave the example of Ubuntu in his welcome address yesterday that really resonated with all of us.
Ubuntu is a South African philosophy that embodies compassion, caring and humanity towards others.
It is the spirit of togetherness, of generosity, of sharing and especially of belonging as part of a larger whole.
There are no wiser words than these as we struggle to assimilate the events unfolding in our world and each of us try to make it better in our own unique ways.
We are taking a break but will be back in the Fall with more exciting webinars and perhaps even a live event !
On behalf of the WOW team,I thank you all for your support, encouragement and kind words.
Thanks . If you need any clarification please call me.
– Smita Chandra
” I enjoyed your cooking demo, particularly the non use of oil for this recipe.
Continue your good work in keeping us updated on health.“
” Tony and I watched this together and found it very good.
We are glad to be on the mailing list!
Only problem, now my brain hurts from so much information!! (that is only being funny…)“
“This webinar demonstrated cause, effect and prevention examples for common digital communication-based risks.
From a management perspective, the event was well-organized and produced, including a rehearsal. Organizers Dr. Sudi Devanesen, his wife Dr. Asha Devanesen, committee members Smita Chandra, Tina Walia and Sridhar Rao were a pleasure to work with. I would recommend other speakers work with the The Ripple Effect Wellness Organization if asked.”
Solely supported by our sponsors and partners, we host a symposium every year: an event that draws over 300 guests.
We would like to work in partnership with you and look forward to your commitment to that end.
Please see attached flyer and link to a short video presentation from our Women’s Empowerment event of 2018/2019:
Your donation is the biggest part of our budget helps us to create healthy communities through education – closing tangible gaps in delivery of information or invisible but equally critical gaps in understanding it.
Think of it as a ‘Ripple Effect’ – a drop of information that challenges the status quo and spreads in ever-widening circles to make a positive influence and generate significant results.