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At our fourth meeting of the year, we watched part of the inspiring documentary, Half the Sky. The movie focused on Room to Read's girls' education efforts in Vietnam. Gabrielle Union went around to meet two girls who were supported by Room to Read and their families. One of the girls' parents said "they were originally hesitant to let their daughter go to school instead of making her do work at home, but once they talked to a Room to Read representative, they realized that education is what would allow their daughter to be successful and rise from poverty."
Here's the link to where you can watch Half the Sky: http://www.halftheskymovement.org/pages/film
We're so excited to tell you that we will be directly helping Room to Read's impactful and important work. Next January, we will be having a school wide Read-a-thon: the number of hours we read will be transferred to a dollar amount that RTR will donate in our name! In early February, we will have a capstone event to end our fundraising for RTR. We're going to host a coffeehouse / open-mic night- all proceeds from ticket sales, food sales, and auctioning will go directly to help build a school and library in a developing country. Room to Read's motto is "world change starts with educated children." We whole heartedly believe that every child has the right to dream, to hope, and to get a quality education to help them reach their full potential. We're so excited to be helping this amazing organization.
We're so glad that watching Half the Sky opened the eyes of those who attended the movie showing. After we finished it, everyone was wiping away their tears and saying "wow." We've been inspired.
Our next meetings are in January - we will start planning for this big event! We hope to see you then.
Watch the videos below to learn more and be inspired to never take your education for granted: