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Education for my girls in Ghana

Organized by: Ashley Shupienis

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THE STORY:

I believe that access to education is a fundamental human right. Unfortunately, many children (especially girls) around the globe do not receive the schooling that many of us have taken for granted. I recently did some volunteer teaching at a school for underprivileged girls in Tamale, Ghana, and absolutely fell in love with my class. They were vibrant and possessed a deep hunger for learning. They all had unique personalities and they all had stories...most of them tragic. All of my students came from profoundly poor families. Many of them had already lost parents to hunger or disease. Some walked an hour each way in the oppressive Ghanaian heat with broken shoes to sit in my classroom and receive an ounce of hope. Some were starving. Some were overwhelmed with life and wept during class. There weren't enough textbooks to go around, so they shared graciously. Each of my children wanted to be heard, loved, and respected, as we all do. In their marriage-centric culture, education for girls is not seen as a priority. Many of their parents would prefer it if their female children stayed home, continuing the cycle of poverty and leaving women without choices in life. As our planet becomes increasingly globalized, I believe it is our responsibility to fight for our girls who so desperately want a better life through learning. A year of upper-school education is $250 USD, and a complete three-year sponsorship is $750 USD. I know the funds will be used responsibly. If you feel moved by this cause, please consider donating, sharing this link, or speaking with your own children about how fortunate they are. Thank you!

$550

 

22% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Gibels

    $25

  • Al Pal

    $50

  • Heidi Graff

    $50

  • Meghan Hall

    $50

  • Colleen Traud

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tina Noronha

    $50

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Ashley Shupienis

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Donor Comments

Tina Noronha

Tina Noronha

DONATION: $50

12 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Good luck!! 12 months ago

Colleen Traud

Colleen Traud

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Meghan Hall

Meghan Hall

DONATION: $50

You rock! 1 year ago

Heidi Graff

Heidi Graff

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Al Pal

Al Pal

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Gibels

Gibels

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

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