I thought you all would love to see a few examples of notes that some girls wrote to Nurse Lucy. They absolutely adore her and its been amazing to hear how much they trust her. Thank you again for your continued support.
Thank you & Congratulations...
We hit the $100,000!
What I find so amazing about this number is that it was not 10 $10,000 donations but rather, to reach $100,000, there were 2,329 unique donations. This means that the average size of donation was $42.00, and the most frequently donated amount was $30. This accomplishment is representative of each of your donations, and the power of many 'small' acts put together to create a true difference.
I have a "real" update coming in the next few weeks when the director returns from the schools with news. Until then, enjoy the summer months and CELEBRATE!
Hello Wonderful Donors!!
I have two big updates.
1) The results for 2010 PLE have come in! There is no difference in results between boys and girls at the Kasiisi Project schools. The average for all schools is Boys 20.6 and the girls 20.8 The eight other schools that are included in our Conservation Education programs that get no girl's interventions the girls did significantly worse than the boys (this difference is significant p=0.03).
2) Girls' Peer Education Program has expanded.... from 3 schools to to 13 schools! Now included in the training and participation in peer education are all five Kasiisi Project schools and the eight schools that participate in Conservation Education initiatives.
Thank you for helping these wonderful things happen, and please think about supporting the Girls Support Program again in the future so that these 10 schools can develop into really significant and supported initiatives.
Hope the weather is as wonderfully "spring-y" as it is here in Nashville. Here for some fun updates:
And on a personal note... I graduate from Vanderbilt in four weeks (May 13) and I would love to see if we can raise $100,000 by then!! Only $6,901 to go...
As always, thanks for your continued support and please don't hesitate to email me with questions or comments.
Hello! Hope all is well.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend a luncheon sponsored by the Planned Parenthood of Fort Worth, TX to hear Sheryl WuDunn speak about the the book she co-authored with her husband, Nicholas Kristof, Half The Sky. Now for those of you that do not know... we love this book. This book has created a movement and has motivated thousands of individuals around the world to join in empowering women thoughout the world. As a matter of fact, many of you have given to Kasiisi Project after Half the Sky was featured on Oprah and she opened up a registry for ways to join the "Half the Sky Movement" (we're the $30 option under "Educate a Girl"). You gave because you recognized that women are critical to overall community development and educating a young girl is the first step (to improved health, economic, and educational outcomes).
Sitting next to Ms. WuDunn at dinner the night before the Luncheon I thanked her personally on behalf of Kasiisi Project for the incredible effect of her book and for her dedication to advocating for women around the world. I would like to thank each of you as well... Thank you for taking action!
Each of you have been motivated in one way or another to contribute to young women in Uganda because of Half the Sky, though your education, personal experiences, stories, research, etc. I would love to hear the story of how you became moved to take action and become involved. So if you're interested, please leave a comment below.
I recommend watching Sheryl WuDunn's TED talk, and continuing to be involved in the Half the Sky Movement.
p.s. March 8th is the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day - mark your calendars and spread the word!
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