I recently ran into a news article that I thought you would find interesting. It discusses how boys have historically been given priority in terms of education and more importantly what we can do to change this. Here is an excerpt from the article: In many African societies, girls have long come last, since boys are generally accorded higher status. In the past, when parents decided whom to send to school, the choice for them was obvious. Removing the cost factor has made basic education possible for young girls as never before. (Emphasis mine). Simple - yet powerful and profound. From 3 future super stars! By focusing together specifically on educating girls in this project, we are making basic education possible. We are helping to close the gender gap and leveling the playing field. We are helping to prepare girls for leadership in society and to triumph in life. Besides simple covering educational costs, we are also providing mentoring support and preparation for life and leadership. Here is a brief, new video by 3 girls that we are mentoring. They talk about the role that a "Gift", "Passion" and "Hope" - can play in one's life. These 3 concepts are foundational, building-block concepts and the girls provide insights worth thinking over - watch the video.... These girls live in the Wellington suburb of Freetown and are a part of the Door of Hope organization. The children at Door of Hope are being raised up to be leaders and taught vital life principles and lessons. By learning these vital nuggets at an early age, at least in part, they will be better prepared to face and triumph in life! A little child will lead them... Be sure to watch the insightful video...
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