After raising $540 for girls education, we decided to donate the money to an organization called Camfed (Campaign for Female Education.) Camfed has been working since 1993 to help educate girls in over 120 districts in Africa and has supported 1,603,676 students, giving them access a primary and secondary education. Their work has also helped more that 3.9 million children benefit from an improved classroom and learning environment. We chose to donate to Camfed because they have the same goal as us, and we are able to see what our money is being used for.
Our donation is of $540 is enough to keep two girls in high school for a year, a uniform, and supplies. We are beyond happy with the outcome and can’t wait to keep fundraising. Thank you to anyone who helped us raise money!
The following are three amazing women who we admire very much. Please read on to be inspired and to discover something new.
Malala Yousafzai was born in 1997 in Pakistan. Her dad owned a school and passed his love for education to her at a very young age. When Malala was 11, she started sharing her views on education on a BBC blog under a pseudonym, which received a National Youth Peace Prize for. When she was 15, the Taliban tried to assasinate her on the bus home from school. It took her over a year to recover, but she still continued her work as an educational, children's, and women's activist. She has worked had to bring education to girls worldwide, and in 2014 she won a Nobel Peace Prize. Click HERE to read her whole story.
“One child, one teacher,
one book, one pen
can change the world.”
Click HERE to watch Malala's Nobel Peace Price Speech from 2014
Emma Watson is best known as the actress who plays Hermione in the Harry Potter movies, but she has also been working as a women's rights activist. In 2014, she was named the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for Women and since then has launched the He for She campaign. He for She is an effort to get everyone to understand that gender equality is their issue. Since 2014, she has also launched a book club on equality. They have read books such as Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and The Color Purple, by Alice Walker.
Click HERE to watch Emma's speech to the United Nations.
Misty Copeland is the first African American principal ballerina at American Ballet Theatre. She has taken many great strides for racial equality as well as gender equality. When she was younger she faced many racial challenges and now works to show young girls that if they persevere they can accomplish their dreams. She has been an inspiration to countless people and has been the start of a new era of ballet.