UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON STUDENTS CAN ALL AGREE ON ONE THING...
WOMEN'S EDUCATION IS A HUGE DEAL.
of the world's illiterate adults are female.
The percentage of people with college degrees worldwide is
girls don't have access to education.
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.