Passion Foundation

A unique charity created to greatly improve the lives of girls and young women 11-24 years of age to help them realize and live out their full potential.
Sep 19, 2016

from Ireland to India

Ancient abbey crumbling in the fields
Ancient abbey crumbling in the fields

Hello, Or should I say Dia dhaoibh!

pronounced (JEE-uh DEE-iv) That's gaelic, meaning “God to you.”

I’m just flying back from Ireland today, which happens to be my home country and one of the first places that Global Sorority officially started working with young women and shared their unique experience with the world through the documentary series.

During that first year we decided to set out on a quest to find out what girls around the world really needed from- themselves, their communities and us the world, to truly succeed. If we were going to pour our lives and donate every minute of our free time to this idea of empowering girls through leadership and self-development education, then we needed to find out if this indeed was what the world needed.

That first year and first documentary segment captured the lives and voices of girls from Ireland, Italy, Uganda, and India.

Having taught and filmed in many more countries to date. This fall our lead facilitator and our filmographer will be facing sub zero temperatures as they work with indigenous youth in the Northwest Territories of Canada. We’re coming to the end of our research and filming but the EOS leadership education component will continue with your help.

We’ve found that nothing works to shift a young woman’s future development and outcome as much as gaining internal leadership skills and the self-realization of her innate value to her community and the world.

So even if some of our girls in the developing world don’t go on to higher education (which many have!) They still have a much better chance of managing and creating a life that’s in alignment with who they are and which respects their value.

Touching base with the communities and young women we have worked with in the past is important to us because long-term progress and continued support is the direction that we are moving towards.

Checking in with my Irish girls was very rewarding and amazing to see how they have grown. They are rippling out and effecting the world in positive ways. They are now going into law, engineering, speech and language therapy, and the list goes on.

Staying connected with all of the young women we’ve worked with who are spread across the world will take building a strong and robust online education platform and set up safe spaces for girls to continue to learn and grow. Our first GS continued education center will be in Bangalore India. This will cost about $700 a month to rent space, hire staff and serve the girls and young women of the Vivek Negar slum. 

This is our mission for 2017 and I hope that you will join us you join us on this journey to change lives from the inside out and change communities with the help of empowered female leaders who know their value to the world?

Thank you for all you do!

Family Farm where we facilitated first group IRE
Family Farm where we facilitated first group IRE
hanging with my buds
hanging with my buds
last night in Bangalore Proud & sad to say goodbye
last night in Bangalore Proud & sad to say goodbye

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Jun 21, 2016

Growing, learning, sharing and expanding.

Growing
Growing

 

Global Sorority was started by two women on a mission to better understand why more donors in their field of work felt deeply compelled to give to girls in places far away, rather than to girls in their own local communities. When it was obvious to these two that young women right here in North America were suffering greatly around issues and realities that people seemed blinded to. Perhaps because these issues fell within our own cultural norms? The issues that girls in North America deal with are often behind the facade of everything seeming perfect on the outside, 

But when you really do the work and you ask the right questions and you build a safe space and community for girls to share what’s really going on, you soon see that everything is far from perfect!

They noticed when speaking to people that the idea of a girl being forced to haul water all day and miss out on an education was much more affronting and compelling to contribute to, than the need for services that addressed the rampant issues that plague our own low income, middle-class and affluent communities. Such as eating disorders, self-harm, sexual objectification, negative media effects, violence, trafficking, safety on campus, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, and a wide list of others issues.

So they set out on a global mission to gather the voices of girls and young women from countries and communities far and wide to see what it was like to be a girl from all of these perspectives… What did they feel they needed most? What did they need to live to their full potential? What were they dealing with on a daily basis? And they found that although young women in every country and community had their own challenges, that actually there is so much more that connects us together as women than separates us.

They created a documentary film series with these young women’s stories and voices. What do our girls need from us? The ones far away in developing nations and the girls right here in our own back yard. What do they need from themselves and from their communities to be able to lead lives of equality and self defined purpose? To become leaders in their own lives and in society.

Our self-development and EOS leadership development programs and the documentary series all touch upon and positively effect extremely important issues that belong to all of us, not just to girls.

With your donation to Global Sorority you will help us to continue our work here at home and abroad, and to finish our documentary series so that it can be shared with girls and women, educators and nonprofits. We are a 100% volunteer operated and with your help we have been able to work and film and deliver resources to help girls succeed in India, South Africa, Uganda, Mexico, Lebanon, Vietnam, Ireland, Italy, and Canada.  And as we expand, more young women in the US will have access to our services and to be able to share their voices in our documentary series. We can’t do it without your help.

Thank you for everything that you do!

Learning their value & their voice. Bangalore
Learning their value & their voice. Bangalore
Expanding our outreach to more of North America
Expanding our outreach to more of North America
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It's more fun when we come together. Vietnam

Links:

Jun 21, 2016

Growing, Learning, Sharing and Expanding

growing= Girls burying their limiting beliefs
growing= Girls burying their limiting beliefs

Global Sorority was started by two women on a mission to better understand why more donors in their field of work felt deeply compelled to give to girls in places far away, rather than to girls in their own local communities. When it was obvious to these two that young women right here in North America were suffering greatly around issues and realities that people seemed blinded to. Perhaps because these issues fell within our own cultural norms? The issues that girls in North America deal with are often behind the facade of everything seeming perfect on the outside, 

But when you really do the work and you ask the right questions and you build a safe space and community for girls to share what’s really going on, you soon see that everything is far from perfect!

They noticed when speaking to people that the idea of a girl being forced to haul water all day and miss out on an education was much more affronting and compelling to contribute to, than the need for services that addressed the rampant issues that plague our own low income, middle-class and affluent communities. Such as eating disorders, self-harm, sexual objectification, negative media effects, violence, trafficking, safety on campus, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, and a wide list of others issues.

So they set out on a global mission to gather the voices of girls and young women from countries and communities far and wide to see what it was like to be a girl from all of these perspectives… What did they feel they needed most? What did they need to live to their full potential? What were they dealing with on a daily basis? And they found that although young women in every country and community had their own challenges, that actually there is so much more that connects us together as women than separates us.

They created a documentary film series with these young women’s stories and voices. What do our girls need from us? The ones far away in developing nations and the girls right here in our own back yard. What do they need from themselves and from their communities to be able to lead lives of equality and self defined purpose? To become leaders in their own lives and in society.

Our self-development and EOS leadership development programs and the documentary series all touch upon and positively effect extremely important issues that belong to all of us, not just to girls.

With your donation to Global Sorority you will help us to continue our work here at home and abroad, and to finish our documentary series so that it can be shared with girls and women, educators and nonprofits. We are a 100% volunteer operated and with your help we have been able to work and film and deliver resources to help girls succeed in India, South Africa, Uganda, Mexico, Lebanon, Vietnam, Ireland, Italy, and Canada.  And as we expand, more young women in the US will have access to our services and to be able to share their voices in our documentary series. We can’t do it without your help.

Thank you for everything that you do!

Expanding to more of North America!
Expanding to more of North America!
sharing and learning together is always more fun
sharing and learning together is always more fun
 
   

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