If there’s one thing we must teach our children, it is the value of caring for others – acts of service – charity and giving. We will discuss this subject Thursday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET. We have a special person to honor this week in Nisha Varghese who is the embodiment of giving and caring! Let’s support HER charity this week – The Malala Fund – here is her fundraising page. Let’s get “her” over the next milestone and top $5,000!
In Nisha’s own words:
My name is Nisha. I am an ordinary 24-year-old in many ways except for the fact that I have Cerebral Palsy which has left me wheelchair-bound and with some degree of speech impediment, but things are not so bad I have an awesome family – I’m the oldest of three kids – and I live in South Africa – a country that embraces diversity in all its forms. Despite the many challenges I face using my blog and social media I have raised over $10 000 for charity in 5 years. I am currently raising money for the Malala Fund – they help educate girls in Pakistan, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and in Jordan, & Lebanon, and they help educate Syrian refugee girls.
Here are some tweets – from Nisha – that you can post to help her:
A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5(UNESCO). Donate to #EducateGenerations – http://ow.ly/S90zI
Educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school (UNICEF). Help #EducateGenerations – http://ow.ly/S90zI
Girls with 8 years of education will have 2.2 less children. Help @Nisha360 & the @MalalaFund #EducateGenerations – http://ow.ly/S90Ct
Girls with 8 years of education are 4 times less likely to be married as children(The Malala Fund).#EducateGenerations – http://ow.ly/S90Ct
A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult (The World Bank). Give girls a chance at a future – http://ow.ly/S90Ct
Educated women invest 90% of their income back into their family (The Malala Fund). #EducateGenerations – http://ow.ly/S90Ct
There are 33 million fewer girls than boys in primary school (Education First). Help level the playing field – http://ow.ly/S90Ct
Some reasons to educate a girl: Reduced Fertility Rates, Lower Maternal & Child Mortality Rates, Future Educated Generations & Higher Wages…