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14 April 2014

40 days of giving back, day thirty-three: soapbox.

Friday's task was to sign a petition for a cause that I am passionate about. As I have mentioned numerous times over the last few years - and during the course of this challenge - girls' education has become one of the things that I am most interested in. It seems simple enough, that educating girls will change the world, and yet girls in developing countries are still not receiving access to quality secondary education at the same rate that boys are.

I have signed a number of online petitions in the last few years on this topic, including at least 3 in support of Malala Yousafzai, so I will admit to not doing this again on Friday. Instead, I thought I would bring attention to a few organizations / initiatives around the world who are working on promoting girls' education. Feel free to click on the links for more information.

Room to Read

Girl Rising

The Girl Effect

She's the First

Plan International

Care International

United Nations Girls' Education Initiative

There are plenty more around the world working in this area, but these are just a few of the ones I am familiar with. Take a look through and learn more about their work, and donate or become an ambassador if any of them motivate you to do so.

Educate a girl to change the world. It's true.

Previous Tasks:
Day One - Start a Journal
Day Two - Create a Generosity Jar
Day Three - Tool Up
Day Four - Connect
Day Five - An Attitude of Gratitude
Day Six - Reach
Day Seven - Redial
Day Eight - o.t.t.
Day Nine - Listen, carefully
Day Ten - Talent Show
Day Eleven - one green thing
Day Twelve - #nofilter
Day Thirteen - Go Local
Day Fourteen - Shhhhh
Day Fifteen - Stand Up, Stand Out
Day Sixteen - bake it, make it, take it
Day Seventeen - Ps and Qs
Day Eighteen - #charitytuesday
Day Nineteen - don't hold back the wonderful
Day Twenty - Always Talk to Strangers
Day Twenty-One - Pray
Day Twenty-Two - Unplug
Day Twenty-Three - Milk, No Sugar
Day Twenty-Four - grinning = winning
Day Twenty-Five - Treasure Hunt
Day Twenty-Six - domino
Day Twenty-Seven - blooming marvellous
Day Twenty-Eight - Go Guerrilla
Day Twenty-Nine - Well-Versed
Day Thirty - Meet a Need
Day Thirty-One - be crafty
Day Thirty-Two - Clear Out

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