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From the Peace Corps:
A Peace Corps Volunteer worked with a senior citizen group in Ecuador who wanted to show to their community that it is important to recycle and think about future generations. They planned a fashion show where they wore accessories made from recycled materials and invited the whole community to the event!
Educational and adorable!

usagov:

From the Peace Corps:

A Peace Corps Volunteer worked with a senior citizen group in Ecuador who wanted to show to their community that it is important to recycle and think about future generations. They planned a fashion show where they wore accessories made from recycled materials and invited the whole community to the event!

Educational and adorable!

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is quitting her job to run the University of California. 
So what she learn while helming a government bureau that some call dysfunctional and which has been accused by politicians of needlessly wasting money while performing the vital roles of providing border defenses, immigration services, emergency relief, and transportation security?
Here’s a short list of her greatest hits.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is quitting her job to run the University of California. 

So what she learn while helming a government bureau that some call dysfunctional and which has been accused by politicians of needlessly wasting money while performing the vital roles of providing border defenses, immigration services, emergency relief, and transportation security?

Here’s a short list of her greatest hits.

A new film called Girl Rising shows how education affects nine girls from nine countries—with some help from famous voices like Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.
Investing in girls is said to have the best returns, dollar for dollar, of anything we can do in low-income locations.
Every extra year of schooling for girls leads to:
Increased incomes by 10% to 25%.
A rise in national wealth.
Lower rates of child mortality and HIV/AIDS.
Better educated future generations. 
"We can overcome many challenges that we’re trying to address in global development when girls are safe, educated, healthy, and empowered," says Girl Rising executive producer Holly Gordon. ”It’s the best investment you can make if you’re trying to make long-term strategic change in global development,” 
Read more here: The enormous opportunity in educating and empowering girls

A new film called Girl Rising shows how education affects nine girls from nine countries—with some help from famous voices like Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.

Investing in girls is said to have the best returns, dollar for dollar, of anything we can do in low-income locations.

Every extra year of schooling for girls leads to:

  • Increased incomes by 10% to 25%.
  • rise in national wealth.
  • Lower rates of child mortality and HIV/AIDS.
  • Better educated future generations. 

"We can overcome many challenges that we’re trying to address in global development when girls are safe, educated, healthy, and empowered," says Girl Rising executive producer Holly Gordon. ”It’s the best investment you can make if you’re trying to make long-term strategic change in global development,” 

Read more here: The enormous opportunity in educating and empowering girls