Thank you for your desire to make an undeniable difference in the lives of many girls in Kenya through the Kenya Vulnerable Girls Education project. I had committed in a previous post to share how you might give. Here’s two ways:
1. If you are a Microsoft employee, you can do so via the Microsoft Employee Giving Site: Login to http://give ; click on Match Now
Search for “World Vision International” ; Add to cart
Go to Cart ; Enter gift details
IMPORTANT: Enter “Kenya Girls” in Purpose field
Remember to request Microsoft matching funds to double your gift!
2. The second way to give is via my peronsal campaign site hosted by SeeYourImpact … please visit http://seeyourimpact.org/members/margo 100% of your donation will go directly to World Vision and will be designated to the Kenya Vulnerable Girls Education project. On this page, you will also see a 3 1/2 minute video describing the first school project, St. Elizabeth’s Secondary School for Girls.
I’m on London right now, making my way back to the US this afternoon. I am working on my next blog post about the existing schools we saw, and the children we met. I’ll post it middle this week, as I would like to put in a few photos so you can see what I saw.
But, here’s a taste 🙂 … One little girl, Nancy, walks 16km to primary school as it’s the closest one. She leaves her home at 4am to walk the 16km to get to school by 7am. Amazing. I was so struck by her strong will to become educated that she would walk that far most days. I was also struck that, in a culture where girls are valued for the dowry they will bring when married, Nancy’s parents would actually support her to go to school.
Seeing Nancy and others like her, and knowing there are parents who right now support education for their girls if there’s a way, gives me confidence that with more schools and more teachers we can make an impact on the lives of several thousand girls.