Jessica Knight-O'Neill wrote -
In sub-Saharan Africa, 24 million girls can't afford to go to school. A girl may marry as young as 13 and has a one in 22 chance of dying in childbirth. One in six of her children will die before the age of five. Research shows if you educate a girl she’ll:
- Earn up to 25 percent more and reinvest 90 percent in her family.
- Be three times less likely to become HIV-positive.
- Have fewer, healthier children who are 40 percent more likely to live past the age of five.
We are a group of friends heading to Tanzania in August 2013 to climb Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Camfed. Camfed offers education, support and empowerment for girls who wish to attend school in Africa, all of the way from Elementary School through College.
We are seeking donations for Camfed as well as sponsorship for the trip's expenses. If you would like to make a donationto help us cover travel expenses, please visit out GoFundMe page at http://www.gofundme.com/in9hw.