make a different, teamwork, hands in

“I believe that if we’re lucky enough to have a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs, food in our bellies, and a few bucks in our bank accounts… we have a duty to help other people achieve the same.”

No, I’m not suggesting we all sell our belongings and move to Africa to build houses… though if you’re able to, kudos to you! I just think there are things that we could ALL be doing that – while they’re not a big deal to us – have the power to change peoples’ lives. And come on, wouldn’t you rather look back on your life and see that you did some good rather than making it all about you? I would.

So here’s one of the causes I support, and if you think it’s as awesome as I do, I would love it if you’d hop on board and contribute in some small way. It doesn’t have to be financial, either. If you’re not in the position to donate, use your network to spread the word instead! Whether it’s by sharing this on social media or running your own fundraiser, you’re still contributing. So don’t be shy!

This is a relatively young but extremely worthy cause. Their mission is to educate girls, specifically in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Why Sierra Leone? It’s one of the worst places in the world to be born a female. For instance: A girl in Sierra Leone is more likely to be sexually abused than she is to attend high school. Yeah.

I was pretty lucky growing up. Not only was I blessed with a caring family who provided me with everything I could possibly want or need, they also gave me an incredible education. I am certain that my life is as awesome as it is now because that education meant the world was my oyster.

Education is a powerful thing and should be a right, not a privilege.

…And considering One Girl is able to put a girl through a year of high school for only $AUD300, it’s not so crazy to think we can make a difference. So here’s where my campaign comes in. I want to raise $3000 and put 10 girls through high school this year. Next year I wanna make it $30,000.

That’s a lot of money for one person (well, unless you’re Oprah or Bill Gates), but not much for a big crowd! So at the very least, I would love it if you could share my campaign link to your social networks and – of course – love it even more if you would make a donation, no matter how small.

Thank you in advance for your support.