Our February Round-up of the Challenge
So, how many steps have you taken in February?
Together, last month, we walked, ran, skied, snowshoed or skated over a 4 million steps or 3,095 km. We left our last stop, Fort Wayne, Indiana, a week ago and have now reached Victoria in Texas. We’ll continue south on Route 77 towards the Mexican border. From the border, we have a few million more steps before we reach our project in Comitancillo in Guatemala.
But we still have a distance to travel so we need all the help we can get! As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, you can spend more time enjoying the out-of-doors. The more people who participate, the more we can raise for the adolescent girls who need our support.
Let’s take 60 million steps together for 60 million girls.
Don’t forget that 99% of your donation goes directly to the projects we support. Our Adolescent Girls’ Education Fund will help girls who have been impacted by the pandemic.
Healthy, safe, empowered girls transform families, communities and countries.
Sign up here for the Challenge today and take those extra steps to change your world and theirs!
International Women’s Day 2021
March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day when we recognize and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls. It’s also a day designated to raise awareness of the work left to be done. This year, the UN has chosen the theme as Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.
During this past year, women have been at the forefront of the pandemic. They have worked, and continue to work, as healthcare workers, community volunteers, caregivers, teachers and leaders. It’s worth noting that those nations whose heads of state are women – Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland and New Zealand, to name a few – have not hesitated to take decisive steps to curb the pandemic’s disastrous effects.
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Max Bell Students and 60 million girls
McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy class is comprised of outstanding and diverse individuals from around the world. This year, a group of Max Bell students chose 60 million girls to write up a public policy statement, part of their course work.
Here are some of the reasons they chose the 60 million girls Foundation as the focus of their work:
Nayantara: “Education is a human right that should be directed to the full development of human potential. Given that technology is the pen and paper of our time, it is of crucial importance to incorporate it into basic formal education. 60 million girls recognizes these realities. Their mission compelled me to work on the 60 million girls project, and contribute to solutions that will allow all children, especially girls in remote areas, an opportunity to realize their aspirations and achieve their potential.”
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