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Video: The Girl Effect

Society & Culture  (tags: children, girls, poverty, education, health, culture, society, women )

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The Girl Effect: Powerful social and economic change brought about when adolescent girls in the developing world have an opportunity to participate in their society and be a powerful force of change for themselves, their families, communities and nations.


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laura c (112)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 6:27 pm
that was fantastic..thank you

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 6:58 pm
This is what all girls need........
An arrow with a direction & self worth
and not the approval of a boy whistleing at her!


Elisa M (93)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 7:28 pm

TY Tom for posting :)

. (0)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 7:38 pm
I have seen a lot of childern in schools like this that come out on top very well and some not too. For it boild down to having the money to put your child in one of these schools too. Thanks Tom.

Trevor Sherry (50)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 7:52 pm
thanx tom 4 all your recent postings.

Dalia H (1280)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 9:13 pm

maggie t (45)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 9:50 pm
That's a real awsome clip - thank you..

Peace Monger (185)
Friday September 5, 2008, 3:10 am
thanx Tom, that was...powerful! Shared with others with hope to bring attention to this wonderful concept!
*greenstars* :D

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Friday September 5, 2008, 4:33 am
What an awesome clip. Thanks for posting this.

ROBIN M (312)
Friday September 5, 2008, 4:38 am
WOW, that was interesting thanks for sharing with us it is amazing how just changing a few things can change the world.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 5, 2008, 5:09 am
Really Marvelous.Thanks

Taru K (8)
Friday September 5, 2008, 5:21 am
Super! Thank you!

Nevaeh M (75)
Friday September 5, 2008, 9:09 am
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not. Success comes in cans, not cant's,Boys & Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves. when girls learn that its to late. I always told my kids Put your future in good hands - your own . thanks & noted

Past Member (0)
Friday September 5, 2008, 9:13 am
thanks Tom...great article like always !:)

Estella Ameigh (22)
Friday September 5, 2008, 9:33 am
Powerful message. Thank you.

Tom M (814)
Friday September 5, 2008, 11:05 am
Don't forget to TAKE ACTION! Click on "Contact Congress" at the end of the video...

Tell Congress to Support Education for All because...

Around the world, 72 million children of primary school age more than half of whom are girls are out of school. Lack of educational opportunities is both a cause and a consequence of poverty one that stymies the development of entire societies. Providing basic education to girls has tremendous positive effects in areas like public health and economic growth. Over the years, the benefits reach families, communities and countries as a whole.

The United States can take an important step toward getting children in the world's poorest countries into school by passing the Education for All Act. This bi-partisan legislation would make achieving universal primary education a U.S. foreign assistance priority and calls for the development of a comprehensive strategy outlining how the United States will play a leading role in reaching this important goal.

Send a message to your legislator today asking them to co-sponsor the Education for All Act! You can also donate if you want :)

Marion Y (322)
Friday September 5, 2008, 6:31 pm
m Young already participated in this campaign on 09/05/2008.

This is an exciting, innovative program! Thank you, Tom.

Dorothy Commander (61)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 8:38 am
Thanks Tom....noted, took action & forwarded.
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