Promoting quality education for all.

Grateful

Liz Braden, 

A few weeks ago, I took a trip to the post office to mail some 'getting started' items to Emory University, home to one of our newest chapters. While waiting in line, I overheard the man in front of me addressing the clerk. The customer was inquiring about how to change his address and the clerk kindly responded that all he needed to do was fill out a form.

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The Importance of Female Role Models

Batonga Foundation, 

When I was young, my evenings were full of choruses by my mother, asking if I had completed my homework or if I needed any help. On the streets of my neighborhood, I ran into established female physicists and top-notch women in the field of law. It wasn't at all unusual to dream about becoming the CEO of a major company, or maybe becoming an engineer or a doctor. If these women surrounding me could do so, then why couldn't I?

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Building Bridges to Develop Peace and Security through Education

Marques Anderson, 

In a majority of African countries, young people are given little to no voice in the decision-making process, yet the strength of youth and women are the dominant indicators associated with the social, economic, and political landscape of any nation. In particular, the Sahel is one of the poorest regions of the world and topics such as: education, governance, development, and conflict resolution warrant a special focus due to the current instability within the region.

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The Right to Education Should Not be Denied

Andrea Edman, 

Article 26 of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights states, "Everyone has the right to education" yet, 57 million children are currently out of school and denied this human right. There are many reasons why these children are out of school. Some come from poor families and are called on to work outside the home or watch siblings, some are malnourished, and others are out of school because they are disabled, a girl, a minority or a combination of other factors that conspire to keep them out of school.

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Sreyhung Goes to School

Amanda Moll, 

Surrounded by rubber tree plantations, KAO Sreyhung projects a quiet confidence as she spends the afternoon helping with household chores and studying for school. Surrounded by her four sisters and brother, her father single-handedly raises a growing family. Their mother died giving birth to Sreyhung's only brother, and at the young age of 12, she calls herself an aunt twice-over.

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Foundations of Change: Changing the World through Empowered Women and Education

Hanna Batlan, 

As someone who has gone to a private school in an urban city, and to public school in a very suburban district, you might say I have had a very diverse education, reaching all over the spectrum of the American educational system. I have lived 73 percent of my life in schools, learning how to write well developed thoughts, find the cosine of radio waves, and how our bodies reproduce the tiny cells that make us who we are

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LitWorld Stands UP for Girls

Pam Allyn, 

Around the world, the number of people who cannot read or write hovers just under 800 million. Two thirds of this population are women and girls. In preparation for the UN International Day of the Girl on October 11th, LitWorld's Stand Up for Girls campaign is in full swing. Our mission is to mobilize girls and boys, men and women to advocate for every girl's right to tell her story to change the world.

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Pens, Pencils and Books—Oh My!

School supplies are my thing. There was nothing like going to shop for new school supplies each year. I would pack them in a book bag, toss it on my back and head out to a new school year--to see friends, get new workbooks, find my desk and get settled in. This desk would be my space for the next school year--my space to learn, to work and, yes, probably get into a little trouble (I was a talker, what can I say?). But 57 million children around the world don't have access to this and by extension their right to education. They don't get to ready a book bag, button a school uniform, claim a desk next to a friend, and, yes, even get into a little bit of trouble. They won't have a first day of school this year and for some that first day of school will never appear.

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