About the organization
Basic details : In 2005, while working as a public health professional in the Clarkston community,
Doris Mukangu saw a major need among the underserved African Women Refugees and
decided to do something about it. She started with health education, helping refugees
navigate the daunting health system and gradually adding other services and programs such as the Amani Sewing Academy - Using the right tools to empower refugee women in skills and languages they understand and in a manner they could relate to culturally.
Mission : Amani Women Center (AWC) educates and empowers both refugee and immigrant African communities in Clarkson and Atlanta metro areas extending to AWC's global initiative; which mirrors our mission and programs in local communities in different parts of Africa. Amani's global initiative includes artisans and partners in West Africa, East Africa, Central and South Africa.
Vision : In 2006, together with the help of a core team that believed in her vision, AWC became an official 501-C3 non-profit organization based in Clarkston Georgia. (The city with the most diverse square mile of refugees in America.) Since then, Amani Women Center (AWC) has impacted the lives of hundreds of refugee families in Clarkston and in parts of Africa.