The Luck of the Draw

 

Recently, the world population hit 7 billion. It’s pretty humbling to try to wrap one’s mind around being one amongst so many. It’s even more humbling when you break it down into what that means to each person.

I was born in Canada. This itself was a huge jackpot in the world’s lottery. Being a female has the potential of being a handicap in this world but for me it was nothing but a life of potential and opportunity. This is not the case for the majority of girls  born in the world.

There are a number of organizations that focus on raising awareness about what happens when you invest in girls. Recently I discovered a new “girl” video that really touched me. The other is “Girl Effect” which is really powerful. For those that haven’t seen them, I thought this would be a way to showcase and share them. I’d love to know what you think.

It Only Takes a Girl

The Girl Effect

-Heather Alicia

 

4 Responses

  1. Liza says:

    Heather, thanks for sharing these…reminds me to check to see how the money is being spent when sending aid…Hoping Somos Children’s Village will provide lots of hope and homes to girls in Guatemala! Liza in Seattle

  2. Maria says:

    Wow! Very powerful.

  3. Very powerful, aren’t they?

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