BENEFITING: PHI SIGMA SIGMA FOUNDATION INC
The Gamma Nu Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma has a commitment to the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation, a non-profit charitable grassroots foundation, to build a school in a developing country, the first ever collaboration between the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation and an individual collegiate chapter. Funds will be donated through the Chapter’s Educational Fund (CEF) that is held by the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation.
On November 1, Circle of Sisterhood Foundation Founder and Executive Director Ginny Carroll visited the Rutgers–New Brunswick campus to share the Circle of Sisterhood vision to create a community of millions of educated women dedicated to uplifting girls and women from poverty and oppression through education. The group’s mission, supporting entities that work to remove educational barriers for girls and women around the world, is a result of widespread research that shows educating girls is one of the most effective ways to fight poverty and oppression.
The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation, with its implementing partner buildOn, will facilitate the building of the school in a region chosen by the Gamma Nu Chapter. A school building methodology that focuses on gender equality will ensure that at least 50 percent of the students enrolled will be girls.
The Gamma Nu Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma will send collegiate and alumnae members on a trip to participate in the start of school construction in 2017. These ambassadors will break ground on the school and receive a firsthand experience as to the meaningful impact building a school will have on the community they select and how an education will forever change these young children’s lives.