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Friday, April 19, 2013

My thoughts on the book "Half The Sky"

So I have just fiinished reading "Half The Sky" by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. An amazing book that speaks to several issues very...close to my heart. One issue they repeatedly comment on is how educating girls changes countries.

Here's a quote:  "Consider the cost of allowing half a country's human resources to go untapped. Women and girls cloistered in huts, uneducated, unemployed, and unable to contribute significantly to the world represent a vast seam of human gold that is never mined." He could have been speaking of the Mayan mamas in the country of Guatemala that we serve. This is their life. But they and we want a different life for their daughters. An educated life, an employed life that contributes significantly to their community and their country. A life that is not malnourished.

We have girls that want to be educated. We have women that want to be educated. The pictures above represent some of the ones in our communities that want an education. The child in the yellow embroidered shirt is one of them. She went to 6th grade twice so she wouldn't have to quit school. Now her family can not afford to send her to middle school.

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Vicki, 20.vicki@gmail.com


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