It is no secret that girls' education is a key to equality and justice for women, and essential for human rights and economic prosperity. Countless books have been written, TED talks have been given, and even our own experience tells us that when girls and boys are educated equally and given equal opportunity, the world is a better place.
Tomorrow, GPC is again joining the annual Rally for Niger. For six years, we have gathered one Saturday in October to raise money for the schools of the Remember Niger Coalition. This year will be special, as we raise money for the Hamsa Center, an educational center opening in Tahoua that will give girls a center of their own to learn, and a chance to come back to education after they have been excluded. Educational and literacy rates are some of the lowest in the world for women in Niger, and the Hamsa Center will help Nigeriens take one more step in bridging the educational divide. Our goal is to raise $5000 —money that will go incredibly far in Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world. Please sign up here to join us tomorrow morning at the Washington Canoe Club at 9 a.m. The weather is predicted to be nice, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there! Peace,