Educate Girls

Posted on September 19, 2012

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As a woman, I was very interested to participate in a Twitter Q&A (#HTSchat) with @RoomtoRead and @Intelinvolved, set-up by @Half, about girls’ education.

I know that in general, there is a need for more global emphasis on the importance of education. There is definitely a lack of resources, especially in towns that don’t have access to any type of structured education. But I think that there is a greater need to emphasize the importance of educating girls because of the additional obstacles they (we) face.

Some cultures still believe that girls don’t need to be educated. Others even think they don’t deserve to be educated. So I think having programs that specifically put extra effort into educating girls is very important, although it may be more difficult. Programs have to not only break logistical barriers, but also understand and consider cultural differences, especially when it comes to educating girls.

There still is a lot more to be done, but I’m glad to know that there are programs out there that support education, specifically for girls. I encourage everyone to support educational programs, whether in your community, nationally, or internationally.

Education is a very powerful tool, and it can never be taken away from you.

As the Spice Girls once said, Girl Power!

To learn more about Room To Read, visit www.roomtoread.org.

To learn more about IntelInvolved, visit http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/corporate-responsibility/community-involvement.html.

To learn more about Half the Sky Movement, visit www.halftheskymovement.org.

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