Friday, December 10, 2010
Give to Girls Around the Globe!
Five hundred million girls cannot read or write. Yet, reading and writing skills not only allow women to express themselves, but also give them self-sufficiency. Literacy gives women power.
This December, LitWorld, a global literacy organization, is leading a campaign to benefit their project, Girls Clubs for Literacy. Girls Clubs for Literacy is a project that provides literacy and leadership workshops for girls in countries including Iraq, Kenya & Liberia. Girls Clubs provide mentorship, health & safety information, and a safe space for self-expression. LitWorld Girls Clubs for literacy create a network of girls worldwide using literacy for power and social action, and girls use their newfound skills to convey issues of health, information, safety and inspiration to other young women in their community.
This Holiday season, LitWorld accepted a challenge from Global Giving to raise $4,000 by December 22nd, which will help them launch five new Girls Clubs sites throughout the world. As little as $10 helps! Please check out the Global Giving Link HERE to make a contribution, and check out their Girls Club Blog link to find more about the Girls Club work!