Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day. Many organizations have identified investing in girls as not only key to improving the status of women, but essential to the success in the fight against poverty. Today, I wanted to share this 2 minute video that shares some of the facts revealed in Plan Interntaional’s Because I Am A Girl Report.
This holiday has also reminded me that everyday I am fortunate to be surrounded by courageous, inspirational women. They are key to the achievements of ISOS. To give you an idea, I went back and looked through our list of volunteers. It seems that for every 10 volunteers who join Sanuk My Saturday, 8 of them are female. The list didn’t include the all female teaching team, led by Chris, there every weekend. That’s a wake up call for two reasons. First, because I realize I need to do a better job of challenging some guys to come out and commit to helping these kids. They are desperate for the positive male attention they don’t get at home. Secondly, that I’d be an idiot to neglect to wish all the women reading a Happy International Women’s Day and send a sincere thank you for all you do.