Help Global Sorority to grow in the US

 
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Bring girls together to create change

Positive me dolls
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As Global Sorority continues to grow, it's our goal to offer more opportunities for girls right here at home. 

It is true that in the developing world many girls don’t have the same opportunities or access to education and equal rights as girls in the united states have, but we’ve seen that girls are suffering here in very real and tangible ways that society has been ignoring.

We look across the globe and see women forced to wear burkas, not being allowed to go to school, girls going missing in India before they are even born, girls being married before they are grown and girls being kidnapped from their schools. These events are all tragic and Global Sorority works hard to support girls in all of these places around the world, but we don’t want to look so far away that we miss girls right here who are suffering from, eating disorders, sexual objectification in the media, they lack confidence and are starting to self harm in alarming numbers. This shows up in way of cutting, substance abuse, and other risk taking behaviors.

Girls all around the world can benefit from our programming and it will ripple out far and wide when a girl right here finds her confidence, her voice and her passion to make a difference. We want girls here to gain the tools and inner resources that it takes to become a great leader so that she can continue on in helping girls around the world to have the same! 

With your continued support Global Sorority would like to start its first US chapter in San Diego California and partner them with a sister chapter in Mexico.

Bringing girls together from around the world to create sustainable change for us all!

May 20, 2014

What Global Sorority is doing now

Hello from Global Sorority,

We have recently returned from South Africa where we’ve been working to support the Helderberg rape crisis center and facilitating leadership education to young women from the Lwandle Township. We also brought in eight North American university graduates who had taken the Elements of Success leadership program with us in advance of this trip. They were all given an opportunity to co-facilitate the course to the young women in South Africa, and they fully immerse themselves in this experience and a global sisterhood that will deeply and positively effect the lives of everyone involved for years to come. 

Loretta and myself donated 500 hours of our time to this global leadership initiative and will continue to support the program directors and young women who took part in this successful venture.

We are also solidifying plans for Lebanon this fall where we will be partnering with Run for a cause and the Beirut marathon. Bringing girls leadership education to the American community school in Beirut and refugee students as well.  Up to 20 of the young women will be running in conjunction with the marathon and as part of their leadership development. 

Our Global Sorority Chapter girls in Mexico have almost completed their first community project and will help to create educational opportunities for other young women in the city of Merida. We have one full time volunteer there who has dedicated the past three moths to this group and making sure they get continued project management education and skill building, that will help them to meet their goals and create sustainability for Global Sorority chapters in Latin America.

So far all of this has been done because of you and our fully volunteer staff. We are growing so fast and meeting the needs of so many young women around the world that we are having trouble keeping up with the demand and continuing to work solely as a volunteer ran initiative.

We would love to have an online platform to connect all of these girls around the world together in a safe learning environment, with mentorship and support, and to also continue our local and global outreach. To help Global Sorority continue to reach our goals, grow and be sustainable, we need to take care of our administration and program cost as well as things such as web building,  program development, chapter creations, and  our US 501c3 start up costs. That’s why your support of this initiative is so vital and we thank you for your contribution to making this happen, and for your faith in us and our work.

With Gratitude

Tia Kelly

PS.  if you would like to make your donation double in size please donate on June 25th when Microsoft’s youth spark grant will match your donation up to 100%

Writing down perceived limitations & transforming
Writing down perceived limitations & transforming
4 safety we worked in the police station compound
4 safety we worked in the police station compound
Our cofounder & Ruth a hero & GS community partner
Our cofounder & Ruth a hero & GS community partner
Beautiful Faces
Beautiful Faces
Merida Mexico Chapter working hard on projects
Merida Mexico Chapter working hard on projects

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Passion Foundation

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
http://www.passionfoundation.org

Project Leader

Tia Kelly

Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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