Can you imagine having to choose between buying a uniform, books, and paying for school fees for your child's education or putting food on the table?
Many parents in Mozambique deal with this struggle and end up choosing food over an education. Their boys grow up working odd jobs without an education and without the opportunity to get a well-paying government, NGO, or private company job, and the girls are married young with the hope that they will be provided for by their husbands.
And many times all of this happens because their parents can't afford $20/month to pay for the school expenses. Do you know how far $20/month goes? Cutting out one coffee (or green juices in my case) each week and drinking water instead would enable me to send a girl to school and give her something that no one can ever take away: an education.
On September 1st, @lovekurandza is launching a new girls education program to sponsor vulnerable girls to get an education and reach their dreams in life!
We've been seeing a lot of new followers, and we thought it would be a good time to re-introduce ourselves! We are Style Her Empowered (SHE), a nonprofit that empowers young women with improved access to education, skills training, and tuition assistance in Togo, Africa.
We are currently in Togo for our pilot operation, which has included an entrepreneurship course for the young girls in Togo along with training to sew uniforms.
SHE started this March after our Founder, Payton McGriff, traveled to Togo to research the challenges girls face in gaining an education.
We're so excited you could join us on this journey to empower young women in #Togo! If you are interested in donating to our operation or checking out Shop SHE, head over to our website to get started! Link is in our bio.
Q: "What is one thing you have learned while in school?"
A: “I learned to help, respect and love others and stay in unity.” - Reshma In our latest blog post, 6 of our students share their favorite memories, dreams for the future, words of wisdom and more. Check it out at cyfnepal.org/blog!
Meet Tuoxiong Qian. An EGRC high school graduate, Tuoxiong is working at Wagas, the popular Western-style restaurant in cities across China.
While rural students make up two-thirds of those who take China's university entrance exam, they make up only one-fifth of those admitted to university. Wagas has partnered with EGRC to offer a solution to our high school graduates who are not admitted to university. After already raising $43,000 for EGRC earlier this year, Wagas has now hired EGRC high school graduates like Tuoxiong to give them a path out of poverty.
We love seeing strong young women work to support the access to education of other strong young women! Lots of progress being made on our new dorm in Calca, thanks for such great volunteers @rusticpathways !
Our #SparkFire Girl of the Week is @anya.k.k!
“My name is Anya! I am a competitive Irish dancer and I have been dancing since I was young! I recently competed at the world Irish dance championships for the first time. To me, Irish dance is a sport that pushes me to be fit, strong, and always at my best. SparkFire Active inspires me because they provide great clothes for an amazing cause!”
Anya, you are a strong example of what it means to be a SparkFire
Girl! You are determined and always push towards your dreams. Thank YOU for showing us your spark!
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Our #wcw are all of the girls working hard on their literacy and life skills at a World Education-supported school in rural #Nepal. 🏽
"Burn down. Resurrect."
Our SUP paddle board program is in full swing this summer with our 6th graders spending their mornings at "La Boca", a local special spot here in Cabarete where the river meets the sea. These girls are learning the sport of SUP and becoming environmental stewards as they help to protect the waterways of our community.
On this beautiful Wednesday morning, we will showcase the stunning Nepali Charm scarf , a unique and soon to be staple within your wardrobe.
Enjoy this scarf made by Nepali women.
By purchasing this scarf for $25 you support the empowerment of women. This gives them the chance to pursue a fair job with fair wages.
To purchase: click the link in our bio.