I’m going to make one of my rare forays into something political.
I’ll preface this by saying I rarely admire any politician. The very nature of their work requires too many compromises. But I believe this campaign can do only good.
Sixty-two million girls worldwide are denied an education. Many more than that are in circumstances where they have grave difficulty utilizing the education they’re given.
At its heart, education really is hope for a better future. A belief that with hard work and study, you can become more than you currently are. Our education system is flawed. It will always be that way simply because it is made up of people. But it is so much better to have even a feeble attempt, even if it is only access to books that describe times and places when the world was different because people dared to make it that way.
Imagine if that hope is gone. For sixty-two million girls it is.
Here’s a copy of my tweet:
The website is 62milliongirls.com and the instructions are:
ADD YOUR PHOTO TO THE YEARBOOK AND 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.”
Please join in and raise awareness of this extremely important issue. Thanks.