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Build a Future for Girls in Nepal

Newark, DE • October 14, 2010

600 MILLION. There are approximately six hundred million adolescent girls in developing countries. Approximately one-quarter of them are not in school. You do the math. …In November, a team ...

Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

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600 MILLION.
There are approximately six hundred million adolescent girls in developing countries.
Approximately one-quarter of them are not in school.
You do the math.

…In November, a team of American volunteers will begin working side-by-side Nepali villagers to build a hostel for women in the Everest region of Nepal. Approximately 70% of adolescent girls drop out of school after 10th grade because the higher secondary school, located in the district headquarters, is too difficult to reach both geographically and financially. We’re going to change that.

We at Edge of Seven support advocates of global social change who believe that investment in women in developing countries is the best strategy to end global poverty. Mary Ellen Iskenderian, the President and CEO of the Women’s World Bank, contends that “when women [in developing countries] have money they invest it more wisely then men. Women spend their money on nutritious food, schooling for their kids, health care, improving their homes. That has a positive ripple effect on the community, both economically and socially.”

We are raising $22,500 to fund the building materials for this project. Your $10 contribution at the door will help empower a community of women to complete their educational journey.



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