How will she handle her first day?
How will I handle her first day?
Does she have everything she needs?
6 hours is a long time. Is she going to be ok?
Will she nap?
Will she eat all her lunch?
Will she cry?
Will she miss me?
These are a few of the thoughts that ran through my head as my daughter entered Pre-K this year.
As she furthers her education my husband and I will be faced with even more questions regarding the path we believe is best for her. We will weigh our options between a public and private education, zoning and districts, teachers and testing, and so much more.
We know that our educational system is far from perfect, but one thing I’ve never had to wrestle with is wondering IF she will have the opportunity to learn. Sadly, this is not the case for everyone, and this is where CARE comes in.
CARE is a global humanitarian organization that fights poverty by empowering girls and women. Their mission, in part, is to defeat poverty and achieve social justice by advocating for equal rights and opportunities for females.
Millions of girls aren’t afforded an education around the developing world due to violence, hunger, and child marriage. There is still a firm belief in many areas that girls aren’t worth teaching, and these are just some of the barriers that keep them out of the classroom.
When students like Moni, age 11, are asked about their education, they share their heart.
In her case she appreciates how the teachers care for her, and wants to be able to do the same for her family one day.
“I just want to look after my parents since I have been watching them suffer since my early years of school,” she says. “If I get a job, I will take care of them.”
I asked my 4 year old why she likes school and do you know what she said?
It certainly is.
So how can we aide in providing more opportunities for young girls like Moni? It doesn’t cost anything to spread some encouragement.
Please take a moment, less than a minute, and inspire kids around the world to continue to pursue their education with a letter of hope.
Adversity will come, but we CAN help!