UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON STUDENTS CAN ALL AGREE ON ONE THING...

WOMEN'S EDUCATION IS A HUGE DEAL.

FAST FACTS:

2/3

of the world's illiterate adults are female.

7%.

The percentage of people with college degrees worldwide is

62 MILLION

girls don't have access to education.

70%

70% out of the 125 MILLION that do not have a school to attend are female.

The University of Washington community as a whole has decided to help take action. 

AND WE NEED YOUR HELP.

WE ARE FUNDRAISING $40,000 TO BUILD A SCHOOL IN ANOTHER COUNTRY TO HELP BREAK THIS CYCLE.

The UW Panhellenic Association has decided to team up with Circle of Sisterhood, a non-profit dedicated to building schools in third world countries to give smaller villages access to education. Their main goal is to raise financial resources for entities around the world, removing educational barriers for girls and women who face poverty and oppression. Most sororities were founded in the 19th century because of very real obstacles to women achieving a college education. Sorority founders bound together fiercely to fight for their right to higher education. 

Today, more than 160 years later, and millions strong, Circle of Sisterhood vows to continue the legacy of our founders by standing together again to help girls and women attend school around the world. This movement by sorority women has already had an impact, officially (as of 5/10/18) raising $1,000,000 for 14 schools in 6 countries in 4 continents in Senegal, Nicaragua, Haiti, Nepal and Malawi. All 14 schools still fully function in their respective locations, giving thousands of women access to education. Circle of Sisterhood's fundraising currently equates to giving 18,867 girls education.

We understand that building one school will not completely eradicate all issues surrounding poverty and female education worldwide, globally we have a long way to go. We think this would be a good start to make a difference.

HERE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF THE BENEFITS:

90%

Educated women reinvest 90% of income back into their families.

3x

Educated women are three times less likely to contract HIV.

40%

Educated women have children that are 40% more likely to live past age 5.

25%

Educated women earn 25% more income as opposed to those without.

OUR GOAL IS TO SEND 1 MEMBER FROM EACH OF THE 20 UW CHAPTERS TO FLY DOWN AND BUILD FROM THE GROUND UP.

Greek or Non-Greek, undergraduate or faculty, our University of Washington 

community as a whole understands the power of female education:

53%

of current University of Washington undergraduates are female.

24,468

24,468 women at the University of Washington are currently achieving higher education: the largest identifiable group of collegiate women in the entire Pacific Northwest.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

1. DONATE TO OUR UW GO FUND ME PAGE TO REACH OUR 40,000 GOAL.

2. KEEP UPDATED WITH @UWPANHELLENIC ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO LEARN ABOUT OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS (MANY MORE TO COME THIS SPRING)!

3. CHECK OUT HALF THE SKY BY NICHOLAS KRISTOF AND SHERYL WUDUNN FROM THE UW LIBRARY TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS.

4. VOLUNTEER/DONATE TO LOCAL AND GLOBAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT FIGHT FOR THE SAME EDUCATION AND POVERTY RELIEF:

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITES TO GET YOU STARTED:

LOCAL:

UW PIPELINE PROJECT

BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

YOUTH CARE

TREEHOUSE

GLOBAL:

DAYS FOR GIRLS

THE GIRL EFFECT

LIDÈ

30/30

 

 

IF EACH OF THE 46,165 STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DONATED $1, WE WOULD REACH OUR GOAL IN ONE DAY.

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