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Strong Girls and Brave NeuWomen Do It In a Dress Bootcamp

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Community
Date
2018-10-27 08:00
Venue
Coolum Beach Park - Coolum Beach Park, Corner David Low Way and Hewitt Street
Australia

Come and join us on Saturday 27th October in Coolum Beach to help change the world of African girls... https://www.facebook.com/events/336582093749805/?ti=icl Sierra Leone and Uganda are some of the most challenging places in the world to be born a girl. More than 70% of people in Sierra Leone earn less than $2 a day. If a family can afford to send a child to school, the chosen child is almost always a boy. A girl born in Sierra Leone is more likely to be forced into child marriage than she is to attend high school. Do you have daughters or are a daughter? Do your children attend school? A girl born in Sierra Leone or Uganda is not so lucky… - She is more likely to be forced into marriage as a child than she is to go to high school. THE LONGER A GIRL IS EDUCATED, THE GREATER THE BENEFITS. * Girls with 8 years of education are 4 times less likely to be married as children. * For every year a girl stays in school, her income will increase by at least 10-20%. Educating a girl improves the local economy more than any other type of investment. * Each extra year of a mother’s education reduces the probability of infant mortality by 5% to 10%. An educated woman’s child is 50% more likely to live past the age of 5. * Educated mothers pass on their education and are more than twice as likely to send their children to school. It’s not okay with us that an 11-year-old girl can be sold to a 55-year-old man in the name of marriage. It’s not okay that a 12-year-old girl is forced to sell herself in a brothel to earn money to survive. Education changes everything. EVERY GIRL deserves the opportunity to learn, grow and be the best she can be. When you educate a girl, she can change her world. Little girls with dreams become women with vision…

 
 

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