Investing in Nutrition and Science: Intel Volunteers Host Workshops for Underprivileged Girls
New Delhi, India
250 volunteers participated in a host of activities with underprivileged girls, and many even learned sign language in preparation. About 100 students from partner schools and from NGOs for the visually challenged and speech and hearing impaired, as well as girls from juvenile homes, were invited to the Intel India Campus to participate in information sessions. Some of these workshops were about demystifying microprocessors and about the importance of science, nutrition, and exercising. Intel also led a program giving career guidance to girls that had dropped out of school or college. A few of the volunteers even paid a visit to the orphanage for mentally and physically challenged girls.
For more information about Intel’s programs, visit their website.
A Nationwide Broadcast about Girls: Kids Radio 103.0 FM’s live program
Freetown, Sierra Leone
On October 11, Kids Radio, a national radio broadcast in Sierra Leone, hosted live radio programs with girls. Some of the features included a community drama about girls’ education, quizzes, and debate competitions. The station also interviewed women in an effort to encourage girls to be educated. The broadcast even included an open program for girls to call in and tell the entire country their dreams!
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Workshopping the Future: Women@Google teams up with 10×10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
A 10×10 representative flew out to Buenos Aires and presented a question to Women@Google members from all over Latin America: how could each respective country team bring the message of girls’ education and a concrete action plan back home with them using 10×10? They came up with some incredible ideas on how to best use mentoring, workshops, teaching in local schools, and 10×10 partner involvement to spread the word. All of the women decided to plan screenings of Girl Rising in their home cities, too! The night ended in a “Girls + Education = _______” celebration, where each Google team member posed with a sign declaring their own vision for girls!
New Ways to Connect the Dots: Circle of Women hosts a national conference at Yale
Circle of Women, an organization that works to mobilize students to provide education for girls worldwide, hosted a national conference titled, ‘Girls + Education.’ One of the members, Lauren Hoffman, described the purpose of the event as a way to “challenge participants to re-think their approach to increasing and improving women’s education, to generate exciting new ways to connect the dots, and to make a difference to those less fortunate.” It had several workshops that encouraged participants to share their thoughts and generate new approaches to girls’ education!
To learn more about Circle of Women, visit their website.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the International Day of the Girl to help raise awareness around girls’ education and inspire people to take action. Continue the effort. Spread the Word. Share the Girl Rising trailer with friends and family so that together we can help educate girls and change the world!