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By Anonymous on February 04, 2011
school in Kenya, and you can win the chance to go to Kenya on a Me to We trip. If you’re between 13 and 21 and believe that girls can change the world, it’s time to get creative.
The top five fundraisers will qualify to submit an entry explaining why you think it’s important to empower the world’s girls through education.
The most powerful entry will receive The Power of a Girl prize pack from actress. One of
the prices is Natalie Portman’s Rodarte designer dress from the American Film Gala Premiere of Black Swan.
From now until May 1st, fundraise to help send girls to Free The Children’s new all-girls’ high school in Kenya.
Visit www.freethechildren.com/girls for more information and to sign up!
Investing in the education of girls is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. In January 2011, Free The Children opened its first all-girls secondary school in Kenya, the Kisaruni Girls’ Secondary School. Kisaruni gives young women from different communities in the rural Maasai Mara region the chance to come together and continue their education beyond middle school, bridging both ethnic gaps between them and socioeconomic gaps around them. Forty girls make up the inaugural class. By continuing their education, these young women will become role models and visionary leaders in their communities, empowering them to create positive change within their society. http://www.freethechildren.com/kisaruni/
Free The Children has been working in Haiti for the past ten years. When the earthquake struck in January 2010, we responded with emergency support and have since implemented a long-term development and rehabilitation strategy.
Prior to the earthquake, we had built nine schools, a nutrition centre, sanitation facilities and helped support teacher salaries and technical training for students. Nearly 2,000 children in Haiti attend Free The Children schools.
Just think of every young woman we help educate today is going to turn out to be a strong woman that will bring change. Education is the tool they need to reduce poverty, to avoid hunger, early pregnancies, to defend their right to be free.
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