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The STEAM Committee of EGHS Real Girls Matter Club focuses on identifying and alleviating obstacles to the education of girls worldwide. This holiday season we are participating in the National Girl Up/ United Nations Foundation campaign called SchoolCycle.
Only 25 percent of girls from Malawi, a small country in southeast Africa, graduate from elementary school. That rate drops to a staggeringly low 5 percent for high school. Some girls have to walk 10 miles to get to school. After school, many are too tired to return home. They are forced to sleep at school or skip classes to avoid the risk of violence on the way home. Girl Up has created a campaign to raise funds, directly donating them to the United Nations mission in Malawi, which purchases bikes for the girls to ride to and from school each day. We hope that you will be able to help us support this worthy cause. The girls and young women of Malawi, willing to travel great distances to be educated, are surely going places. Our dream is that we can help them get there faster and safer because every girl matters and deserves access to an education.
For more information about Girl Up, click here http://youtu.be/GqoM6ANJYuA
For more information about SchoolCycle, click here http://www.msnbc.com/the-reid-report/watch/-girl-up–helps-girls-in-malawi-get-to-school-366187075582
To donate on our page, click here http://www.globalproblems-globalsolutions.org/site/TR/GirlUp/General?px=3779124&pg=personal&fr_id=1200
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