CARE – Sending a Message Of Hope Is the Best Thing To Do Today
CARE – Sending a Message Of Hope Is the Best Thing To Do Today ~ Wow! My eyes were open 2 years ago when my oldest daughter went on her first mission trip at the age of 15 to Guatemala. She came back with so many stories of poverty and just kept repeating herself, saying how good we have it as Americans. This trip also set the path for her to go on another mission trip to Puerto Rico (at the age of 17). There she was selected to work with some of the village kids. Once again she came back explaining how different the kids are and how grateful they are for just the little things. Things that we take for granted everyday, one being our kids education.
With having two daughters of my own, I’m super excited for this opportunity to work with CARE to help get the word out and inspire women and girls globally.
What is CARE –
” CARE is a global humanitarian organization that fights poverty by empowering girls and women. Why women and girls? Because women produce half the world’s food, put in two-thirds of the world’s working hours, and yet make only 10 percent of the world’s income. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. CARE offers support and services for victims and educates community members to prevent further violence. In the last 30 seconds, 13 girls under the age of 18 got married and not happily. Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that keeps girls out of school, endangers their health, and sentences them to a lifetime of poverty. CARE’s mission is to change that.“
Here are 4 questions that were asked by CARE to girls globally: Here is one young girls’ (Moni) response. I then asked my youngest daughter who is 13 (a couple years older then Moni) these same 4 questions, as you will see some of the answers are quite different. My youngest daughter is in 8th grade and taking advanced courses (2 high school classes) and is a straight A student. Here in America, we have come a long way and our girls can get the same education as our boys. Our girls can go as far in education as they want and there are very few borders. We have taught them that they can do anything and be anyone they want to.
Moni, 11, a fourth grader has excelled in school for the several years. She usually wakes up each morning at 6 a.m. before heading off to school I like my school because my teachers like me, take care of me and always inspire me to study, she says. Moni wants to be successful in life, and in order to do so, she says she will study accordingly. She is confident that if she does not encounter any financial crisis, she will reach her goal. After school Moni returns home to help her mother with the evening chores, including fetching water for cooking and drinking. When she finishes her chores, she studies until 9 p.m., then eats dinner and goes to bed. She says education inspires her to take care of her family. I just want to look after my parents since I have been watching them suffer since my early years of school, she says. If I get a job, I will take care of them.
Education inspires me too –
I like school because –
My biggest challenge is –
To be successful I will –
Why Sending a Letter Of Hope Is the Best Thing To Do Today:
CARE is sending letters and messages of hope and kindness to students in developing countries as they pursue their dreams of an education with a program called Simply Said. Sign your name to a card and let these children know that you’re cheering for them, too. I just finished mine, here is what I wrote:
“Don’t ever give up on your dreams!
You are so important and special!
Education is a key that can open many doors for you.
Keep focused and we will be cheering you on!
With love, Elizabeth“
I know not everyone has the money to donate, I get it. Sending a message is something you can do from your own home and it doesn’t cost anything. Sending some inspiration and encouragement is free, so what are you waiting for? Click this link and write your message now, you may just be that voice that inspires a young girl/woman to keep going.
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