Quinnipiac's Sorority Community is planning to trek to a third-world country for a school build with @circleofsisterhood ! Circle of Sisterhood works to raise financial resources for entities around the world that are removing educational barriers for girls and women facing poverty and oppression. Did you know not even 7% of the world population is college educated? Or that statistics show that when women earn an income, they reinvest 90 percent of their income in their families and communities? Or that two-thirds of the 792 million illiterate adults in the world are female?
a little bit of money can go a long way in the developing world:
$ 0.24 A notebook and a pencil —an essential part of a girl's schooling.
$ 3.30 A nutritious noon meal —often the only food children receive during the day that is essential to students' learning, and sometimes have to walk 3 miles in hot weather to and from school.
$ 7.00 A set of textbooks to call her own.
$29.00 A school uniform—so a girl can confidently enter school. For some girls, who may have one shirt and shoes that are taped together, a school uniform can significantly boost her confidence and inspire her to achieve. The reality is that a small amount of money can equate to a full year of school. $53.00—equates to sending a girl to school for one year in some parts of the developing world with everything she needs to be successful. With your help, we can make education a reality for girls and women all over the world!