Austin Ladies Coffee Night with Huriya Jabbar and Mother of the Year Award


IMG 8029Raindrop Women's Association (RAWA) hosted many distinguished women and men from all over Austin on May 8th, Friday for the last coffee night of the season.
Women Community Center of Central Texas (WomenCTX) was the guest organization. Event participants learned more about WomenCTX.

RAWA advisory board member Liza Pazenza was the emcee of the event.
The executive director of RAWA Filiz Camuz welcomed guests. She said RAWA depends on volunteers, whom they appreciated so much. She also celebrated Teachers and Nurses week and all mothers' Mother's day.

Dr. Huriye Jabbar of UT-Austin is the former Chief Operations Officer of Modest Needs. She shared her journey from economics, philanthropy, research and education policies. Her success at the Modest needs foundation was remarkable. She wants to work on effective education policies at UT Austin.

RAWA gives 'Mother of the Year" award each year to recognize exceptional women for successfully building their careers, nurturing their families and helping improve the lives of others while they overcome lots of obstacles in their personal lives.

The second half of the program was dedicated to the Mother of the Year award ceremony.


11th Annual Turkish Festival in Austin
austin fest 2015 Raindrop Turkish House organized one of the best spring festivals in Austin this year! With around 3,000 visitors and tens of booths -both vendors and non-profit organizations- it was such a memorable day! Like each year, the highlights of the festival were traditional Turkish food, coffee, unique Turkish arts and folk dances this year, too! Visitors had the previlige of tasting from a large varity of delicious Turkish food such as "baklava", "lahmacun", "dolma"s, traditional "börek"s, kebaps and "gozleme" which were prepared and cooked during the festival..
Raindrop Turkish Language Class participants received their certificates


23.05.2015 16:29:18: Beste Chentler: Raindrop Turkish Language Class participants received their certificates on May 19th, 2015 with a small ceremony. Turkish classes are offered annually September through May on Saturdays at the Raindrop Turkish Cultural Center. "It has been so much fun learning Turkish and Turkish culture and the knowledge acquired from the language courses help me a lot on my trips to Turkey," said Haley Shields, Turkish Class participant.


Earthquake Help Campaign for the victims in Nepal

NEPAL-704x318An earthquake hit densely populated capitol Kathmandu area in Nepal around noon on Saturday. The international airport in the city was shut down several hours adding on the chaos. Authorities said Sunday that at least 2,000 people were killed, all but 60 of them in Nepal. At least 721 of them died in Kathmandu alone, The Associated Press reported.

Raindrop Turkish House at SXSW Edu Expo

sxsw boothRaindrop Turkish House was at ‪SXSWedu‬ Expo, promoted education services.The 2015 SXSWedu Education Expo is a free and open to the public event celebrating the Central Texas community's hunger and passion for lifelong learning, from cradle to career and beyond. The Education Expo brought more than 4,500 Central Texas students, parents and educators to the Austin Convention Center.

Raindrop Turkish House offers ‪‎language‬ classes, ‪cooking classes‬, water ‪‎marbling‬ art class and ‪calligraphy art class through Austin Community College



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