BENEFITING: SHE'S THE FIRST
EVENT DATE: May 12, 2017
On June 2nd, I turn 31. To celebrate my birthday, I am choosing to forego gifts this year in lieu of raising funds for an issue that is close to my heart: the right for all girls across the globe to have access to education.
In many low-income countries, access to education is a critical resource in the fight to ending child marriages and has been proven to lower unwanted pregnancies rates and incidences of HIV/AIDS and malaria. Studies have also shown academic equality leads to economic growth, agricultural productivity, and greater resilience to natural disasters. Educating young women and girls gives them both the confidence and knowledge to take part in the sustainable development of their communities.
She's The First is an organization that provides scholarships to girls in low-income countries, fostering first-generation graduates and cultivating the next generation of global leaders. I am asking each of you to donate just $10 to this campaign. That's two fancy Starbucks drinks or a one-month subscription to Netflix! 100% of all donations will go directly to supporting these girls.
To learn more about their mission and impact, visit shesthefirst.org. These scholarships are life-changing. Will you make a difference with me?
Need more convincing? Listen to this heartfelt poem written by Deepa in Nepal or watch Elly’s story from Tanzania.