I want to share a movie that celebrates young woman making courageous and bold moves in their life in parts of world where education for young woman is often denied.

For these young woman going to school and becoming educated will allow cycles to be broken and systems to change.

I am hoping that you can find the movie on the internet: Girl Rising. It show cases 9 young girls who are determined to overcome extraordinary obstacles to make it to class and tell their moving true stories.

We take a lot for granted in the developed world, especially North America. What upsets me most is that we provide this luxury of education yet we base it on an archaic, outdated model that is more often not relevant to today. This upsets me. I am actively working to change this.

Our children have become too ‘disabled’ when it comes to life skills and making decisions.

Look and see what determination and dedication can create.

Here are some stats to consider:

* Globally, 65 million eligible girls are not being schooled
* 4 million more girls than boys are not in primary school
* A girl with eight or more years of education is about 4 times less likely to marry before age 18
* A child born to a literate mother is 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5.

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