The past two years for my birthday we have been sending girls to school. The original challenge was to send one girl to school for every year I have been alive. We did great the first year (my 44th birthday) but we didn’t quite make our goal. Last year for my 45th birthday we went over and above our goal of 45 and sent 48 girls to school in 2014-2015. I am hoping this year we can beat not only the goal of 46 for my 46th but maybe even beat last year’s total of 48. How awesome would that be.
I am hoping you all will help me. There A LOT more of you this year than last year. I believe we can do it. Like last time, I will kick it off by sponsoring two girls, 2 down 46 to go!
Here are some statistics for inspiration:
- For each year, a girl stays in school, her future income can increase by 15-25%.
- Girls with secondary schooling on average have 2.2 fewer, yet healthier children.
- If 10% more girls attend school, a country’s GDP increases an average of 3%.
For just $58 you can send a girl to school for a whole year. That is only $1.11 a week.
Come on, let’s change the world for the better again this year!
Click this link to get started. http://gifts.rescue.org/product/education/year-school
As always, let me know if you sponsor a girl or two (or more) so we can keep track together!!