When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Writing can be so many things to so many people. We keep journals, we write letters, we type, everything, heck, these days we can’t seem to stop typing. We write as an outlet, as a meditative concept, to be creative or scientific, to communicate. We write for the world, we write for ourselves. We teach our children to write. Our brains are just dripping with all the written knowledge we’ve encountered. Writing is such a routine and menial thing to us that it’s second nature, right?
But how did we get so good at the writing game? Oh, that’s right, we were given that ‘opportunity’ to go to school, to learn.
Well, that’s all well and good but did you know that #62milliongirls, right now, are out of education in the world? Shocked? Because I was! I still am.
If you were fortunate enough to watch/be at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival you would have seen The First Lady – Michelle Obama introduce an inspiring new campaign that concentrates on the education of girls, focusing on giving girls the economic and social opportunities to stay in school.
Another Hero that graced the stage at the Festival was Malala Yousafzai. (I literally had goose-bumps throughout her speech). Now, if you don’t know who this Amazing young woman is, I’d be surprised, but here’s a link to her bio:
Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
Education helped all of us become who we are today. But more than 62 million girls around the world – half of whom are adolescent – are denied the right to an education. When girls aren’t given the chance to realize their potential, the whole world loses out.
Excerpt from Website
It’s time to speak up for those can’t.
SPEAK UP FOR #62MILLIONGIRLS
In school, we learn that our voices matter. Tweet or Instagram
a black and white portrait and share what you learned in school:
“In school, I learned ____. #62MillionGirls don’t have that chance.”