Got a heads up from Katelyn Clapham on a simple way we can make a difference in the lives of girls in Africa:
Katelyn Clapham wrote:
Hi, wow- the post today nearly made me fall over. I sent it to all of my friends in total shock. WOW.
I was hoping that you could write up a small post on a project that I have started. It is called: Shoes Send a Girl to School. http://changingthepresent.org
This is the idea: A girl’s education is identified as the most powerful weapon against poverty and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Benefits include a decline in infant mortality rates, malnutrition, and an increase in educational enrollment for the next generation. But in rural Africa, millions of girls can’t attend school because they don’t have shoes. By raising $14 for one pair of shoes, I can’t help but wonder how many more girls we can help send to school.
Can you share this with your readers?
I just bought a pair of shoes, will you?