8 The Girl Effect

I have a lot of young girls in my life that I love. Girls that are fortunate enough to live on this side of the world and have the opportunity to do what they want in life. But there are girls in this world who do not have that opportunity. Whose life is going down the same path that their sisters did, that their mothers did. Married at 14, pregnant by 15, school completely out of the question, at risk for HIV.... We can change this.

I probably won't be able to put into words what the Girl Effect is in the same way that these 2 videos can. Over the next month or so I am going to try and find a way to become more involved. I encourage you do to the same if the video's impact you the way they impacted me.

I think about Isabelle, Katie, Kayden, Zahra, Hannah, Katie and Danica and how if situation was reversed and we lived in a developing country I would hope that someone would see how special they are and how much good they could do in the world if they were just given the chance.  

I believe that 1 girl can change the world.

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  1. wow, this is a lovely post, so inspiring.... it actually gave me goose bumps...

    I'm following you now from the wed hops. I hope you can stop by Emma's Lunch to do the same :)

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  4. I would love to help you because helping girls believe is possiblities is big in my books. Being involved in Girl Guides helps me do that. But your right what else can we do. Is there something that maybe my Rangers can get involved in?

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  6. Abosolutely Mel. Let me think of some ideas and we can talk.

  7. What a great idea and a very worthwhile cause.

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