Could it be that everything we’ve been taught about charity, and about giving, and about change is backwards?— Dan Pallotta
Happy International Day of the Girl!
Today we celebrate the power of girls everywhere to change the world. Here are some current statistics: a girl on planet Earth has a 1 in 4 chance of being born into poverty (The World Bank), there are 66 million girls out of school (UNESCO), and 33 fewer girls than boys are enrolled in primary school (Education First). There is a tremendous amount of work to be done to ensure that all girls receive the same opportunity at education and each is empowered to believe that she is part of the next generation of change-makers.
We need a Day of the Girl. Girls experience inequality in every aspect of our lives. It is vital that our society not forget the massive amount of girls not enrolled in school, not receiving equal opportunities in athletics, being discouraged from reporting assault, being forced to marry or work in the before the legal age, or being brainwashed to think that their physical appearance and sexual desirability is their most important value. There are a shockingly large amount of ways that the female gender is oppressed in our society and shockingly small amount of attention being paid the issues of young girls. That’s why there is this Day. We need to open our eyes and take action against these injustices.
If you want to become involved in the our programs to empower girls, take action! You can join our efforts here http://www.childempowerment.org
Sponsor a CEI School, Uganda
Once again CEI is making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children in Jinja, Uganda. You can be a part of this opportunity on GlobalGiving. Please check it out and help us make this project a success! Help spread the word about Sponsor a CEI School in Uganda! http://goto.gg/15217
Sponsorship can help make the difference!
CEI sponsored children attending school in Jinja, Uganda. You can help a child get an education, please visit our website and sponsor a child in need.
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