08 Jul What’s a Millennium Development Goal?

The United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs) are eight international development goals that were officially established following the 2000 UN Summit in Dakar.  All 189 nations participating agreed to achieve these goals by the year 2015. Each of the eight  goals has specific targets and...

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27 Jun Look at the Difference your Support is Making

As some of you know,  I am about to travel next week to Kenya with Connie Viveros and two of our extraordinary partners,  Sandy Gallagher & Fabienne Frederickson, to visit every one of the  villages that your generous support has helped to create and sustain. Today,...

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12 May Married too Soon: An issue for mothers everywhere

When young girls marry early, it eliminates their opportunity to complete their education. Early marriage is common in many African and Asian countries, but the fact that it is accepted does not make the consequences to girls less serious. We have an obligation to address this...

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24 Apr International Day of the Girl Affects Everyone

Yesterday was the International Day of the Girl and I thought it this would be a great time to share some facts about the effect education can have on girls and how it ultimately impacts all of us. According to Nike’s “The Girl Effect”, INVESTING IN GIRLS HAS...

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11 Oct Empowering Women and Girls of the World

I hope you didn’t miss the PBS series called  “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” a four-hour PBS primetime documentary film inspired by the widely acclaimed book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. I read this amazing book...

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