Being a teacher, I see the power of education on a daily basis. I love seeing the light bulb go off. I love seeing the kid who couldn't read begin to sound out words independently. I love seeing the imagination of these little minds. I know all my of students will become amazing people one day. Our education system may not be perfect, and it is certain with its flaws, but how lucky are we to live in a country where education is so readily available.
When I asked some of my students how education inspires them, they told me that school makes them want to do their best. They told they wanted to be veterinarians, doctors, teachers, singers, news anchors and zookeepers. I love that my kiddos live in a reality where school is a possibility and they can achieve their dreams!
But that's not the case for so many around the world. For girls around the world, hunger, early marriage, extreme poverty and threats to safety are all barriers that keep over 100 million girls from attending school. This is a picture of Bridget. She can't attend school due to these barriers, but she wants more than anything to get an education to be a doctor. There is no health clinic in her community and she watches her family and friends walk over 6 miles to get medical attention. She dreams about going to school one day so she can make a difference.
CARE is a non-profit organization that brings hope to those in need around the world. If you've been around my blog at all, you know that I love CARE. I wholeheartedly support their mission and think they're a fantastic organization.
I'm asking you to join me in bringing hope to these young women. Join me in the Simply Said campaign by writing a letter of encouragement to these young ladies to encourage them to never give up on their dreams.