I am raising money to travel to Bangladesh to provide my photography services to an organization called Speak Up For The Poor. I've joined up with this nonprofit whose aim is to reduce child marriage by providing education from middle school through university. I am very passionate about women's education world wide and how to better educate the human race as a whole no matter what language or culture they come from.
TRIP: AUGUST 5th-13th
INFO: ALL funds ($1500) will be going directly to my airfare and lodging with the left over going DIRECTLY to the organization to further these girls education.
GOALS: My goal for traveling across the world is to:
- Meet these little girls and document their stories through my talent as a photographer
- Provide media (video and photo) for their nonprofit use the next year (for them to grow they need continual high quality imagery and video)
- Teach a Dream seminar where I and other girls going will be sparking little fires in their hearts and leading them through exercises to unlock their dreams. We will be giving them tangible ways to identify what they are meant to do on this earth and action steps on how to go after them.
MORE ON BANGLADESH:
Bangladesh has a higher rate of child marriage for girls under the age of fifteen than anywhere else in the world. Every four to five seconds, a girl is forced into child marriage somewhere in the world; that’s as many as 25,000 girls every day.
The issue of child marriage is complex, but, in some ways, it’s solution is simple: educate and empower the girls at risk. Speak Up’s Girls Education Program serves more than 1,300 girls from thirty villages in rural Bangladesh, providing them with school supplies, academic support, and even a dormitory for high-school and college girls, allowing them to reach their dreams. By partnering with Speak Up, we can work together to support these girls and their families, break the cycle of poverty and child marriage, and grant girls the freedom to continue their education, pursue their dreams, and find true love when they are ready.
ALL funds will be going directly to my airfare and lodging with the left over going DIRECTLY to the organization to further these girls education.
CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE: https://speakupforthepoor.org/
CHECK OUT A PODCAST where the director Troy Anderson was interviewed to hear more about the organization. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CLRiU7BHyA