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Greetings!

As we mark the beginning of another school year, let us each stop and consider how education has impacted our lives and what we've been able to achieve because we had the privilege of going to school.

For so many around the world access to education is not a certainty, especially if you are born a girl.  58 Million primary-school-age children are not enrolled in school; 53% of these are girls.  World Vision is committed to changing this by helping children gain access to quality and equitable education, learn more about our approach and it's impact on women and girls.

Below you'll find resources and opportunties to engage with us in the work of increasing access to equitable education for girls and boys.  We hope you'll join us!

With gratefulness for your partnership,

Kerry Bendt


Try, Fail, Learn & Keep Going #LikeAGirl

The most recent Always Confidence & Puberty Survey revealed that during puberty, 50% of girls feel paralyzed by the fear of failure, and 70% avoid trying new things because of this fear. 

Girls' confidence is critical to gender equality and we're so grateful for the work of our partners at Procter & Gamble. Join Strong Women Strong World by sharing your own “Try, Fail, Learn & Keep Going #LikeAGirl” stories – to help girls realise that failure is not only a normal part of the journey, but key to growth.

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The Zambia Education Project

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The Zambia Education Project is equipping girls with education and improving how they are valued.  Some of the most vulnerable girls are receiving scholarships for safe housing and education.  

2,938 people, including 2,153 girls and 785 boys have benefited from the project since it began in November 2016.  

With your partnership Strong Women Strong World is supporting World Vision projects around the world that are changing communities through gender equality.  Read more in our semi annual report

The Protecting Girls' Access to Education Act

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Legislation that can help

The numbers can be overwhelming — over 65 million people in the world have been forced to flee their homes. Half of them are children, and of these children, only 50 percent are enrolled in primary school. Girls out of school are especially vulnerable to early marriage, trafficking, and more. A new bill can make a difference.  Contact Congress Today.

Mosquitos are taking lives and keeping children out of school.  We can change that.

Mosquito 2.pngFight back against mosquitos.  "Sign up or sign in, read the article, and take the quiz. Then I will give a bed net to a family in need through World Vision". - Bill Gates

Through the  Gates Notes bed net giveaway, Bill Gates has partnered with World Vision to give away 100,000 bed nets. These nets protect families from mosquitoes that carry deadly diseases, including malaria. Each one is treated with a special insecticide solution that kills mosquitoes but is safe for humans to touch. Read more and save a life today.


SWSW Partner Highlights
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The Aspen Invitiational Bike Ride
SWSW Advisory Council Member, Cari Higgins recently returned from a vision trip to Zambia where she witnessed first hand how a bike can transform a life.  Higgins said, "A tool that I used everyday for fitness when it was a privilege, for other people can listerally be life or death." 
  Read more about the Aspen Invitational Bike Ride.
Golf.png10th Annual Golf Fore Africe East Coast Golf Classic Pro-Am
On July 17th Golf Fore Africa hosted it's 10th Annual East Coast Golf Classic Pro-Am at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey. The event hosted 21 foursomes for golf and was followed by a dinner and auction. Over $300,000 was raised due to the generosity of both attendees and LPGA pros. With monies earned over 6,000 Zambians in rural villages will receive clean water for the first time!  Learn more about upcoming events. 
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communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
In 2016, 85 percent of World Vision's total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children,
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