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Friday, May 18, 2012

16 Million Girls Foundation

60 Million Girls Foundation Fundraiser
May 17, 2012
Summerlea Golf and Country Club

Last night I attended a fundraiser to raise money for "60 Million Girls Foundation". The Sonia Balazovjech Dance Company put on an amazing dance show. It is truly inspiring to see such young talent. Thank you to my dear friend Liz for inviting me. It was so nice to reconnect with Heather and Joyce. I truly enjoyed your company. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and count me in for next year.
Empowering girls and women through education.

The facts behind the statistics.

There are an estimated 60 million girls around the world who do not attend primary school. 

Basic literacy and numeracy skills are the fundamental tools that will enable girls and women, as well as boys and men, to take hold of their lives and develop solutions adapted to the needs of their communities and country.

Research convincingly shows that programs directed to the education of girls are more effective than virtually any other community investment in the developing world.

Basic quality education provides girls with access to health and nutrition information for themselves and their families - including helping to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS. It provides a safe place to grow as they learn. It gives them the knowledge to provide economic support to their family. It delays marriage and pregnancy, thereby lowering infant and maternal mortality. And an educated woman is more likely to send her children - both boys and girls - to school, thereby increasing the likelihood of future generations receiving an education.