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Judith Lahai Day

This past Saturday, January 13, was Judith Lahai Day in Houston. Mayor Bill White dedicated the day to Judith in 2006 in honor of her tireless work with the immigrant community in the City of Houston. She continues to work with the community in Houston and abroad.

About Marie Danysh

Teacher, mom, rockstar. I'm also a social justice activist and a pro-education advocate.

2018 is a year for action!

Wow! We made it through 2017 intact. It was a year of many ups and downs from a change in presidents to the devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone. Through it all, we have remained consistent in our mission – to provide education and assistance to the immigrant community in Houston and abroad in Sierra Leone.

In June, Judith was a part of a medical mission to Sierra Leone that successfully provided supplies to a local hospital. She was also invited to speak at the 2017 Youth Human Rights International Human Rights Summit in August.

2018 will be no different. Judith will be going on another medical mission this June and we are in the process of building a primary school in the Kpanga Krim chiefdom in Sierra Leone to aid children ages 5-8 in attending school.

We appreciated your support in 2017 and hope we can continue to count on your help to increase education and healthy living in our world.

Happy New Year! I can’t wait to see what this one will bring!


About Marie Danysh

Teacher, mom, rockstar. I'm also a social justice activist and a pro-education advocate.

Welcome to Family Empowerment Services!

What is Family Empowerment Services (FES)?

The Family Empowerment Services is a 501(c)3 registered in Houston and Sierra Leone as a non-profit organization that specializes in the education and provision of aid to families in need locally and abroad. The mission of Family Empowerment Services is to improve prospects for low socio-economic individuals, families, and organizations and communities globally. By promoting a comprehensive community-based support system, we can create a bond with community actors, such as community leaders and residents of all social classes, trade unions, business leaders, and institutions; together, we can identify and meet community needs.