I received an update today from GlobalGiving.org regarding the Prevent Child Marriage project I was fortunate enough to help fund. Their first group of grade 12′s are graduating and they are moving forward … on to college
Kudos to my fellow 1,058 sponsors
So I’m feeling kind of pleased with myself today – for today I helped make the world a tiny bit better
As I’ve written before I’m a firm believer and supporter of thegirleffect and in support of the principles thereof (simply put – empowering girls and young women in underprivileged societies through education) the GlobalGiving project I sponsored “Prevent Child Marriage, Educate 100 Girls in India” has now been fully funded
You probably cannot imagine what a difference an education in these girls lives can make.
With a very modest investment I was able to help change the lives of 100 young girls.
We in the West are for the most part far too sheltered from the realities faced by people throughout the rest of the world and I think this one little quote says a lot about why I chose to support this particular project:
“I feel lucky to be a student here. If not for my school, I would be married, have a child by now, and probably working at a construction site like my mother. My future will be different!”
- Radha,, a 16 year-old Sandipani Muni School student
Now I get to chose another project to direct my (modest) monthly investment to but which one ??? … this is a good dilemma to have my friends. Please consider adding your support to projects through globalgiving.org and help make the world even the tiniest bit better.
You might be thinking what possible change can I make with so little money but I along with 1,058 other people most certainly made a difference and you can too.
I saw this on DailyPlanet yesterday and it’s going on my bucket list. I’ve been around Nurburgring so many times in GranTurismo and the chance to go around it at full speed is well worth the 1300 bucks !!!
Turns out that Sabine has recently retired. I guess going around the ring 30,000 times SOMEHOW took the fun out of it ???
My daughter sent me this – she said she found it inspirational. I have to agree … well done Shane !
So I got a little sidetracked today and while looking for some inspirational timeline visualization techniques I happened upon resumup.com
Good freaking lord they have built EXACTLY what I was looking for
If you are visually inclined or perhaps even in the midst of looking for a new job head on over to resumUP.com and build your own.
So thanks again to CBC Radio 2 Morning and the blessed BBC here we have the 3rd greatest song of the last decade.
I’d never even heard this one before but I guarantee you that you will remain transfixed until the very end. A wonderfully simple video and an engaging song
So it was 1970something when I convinced my parents to drive all the way to Barrie Ontario so that I could purchase my very own stereo at Consumers Distributing (who remembers this dodo chain?).
It was a fairly lame Candle with entirely not enough dials and meters, lousy bass etc etc but I didn’t care. I was gonna finally rock the walls of my room with MY music. Next up I had to buy my very first record (yes vinyl) and what did I pick but the freaking Village People – cause they were so cool and my taste was so refined
My brother Rick in what I must say is probably the single most brotherly thing he ever did for me quickly spotted the error of my ways and bought me what remains one of my all time favorites – Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run.
Which leads me to todays post regarding CBC Radio 2 Morning. Every morning at roughly 8:30 they have a feature called Under the Covers in which as I mentioned previously they play cover songs of popular favorites. I had NEVER heard this particular cover of I’m on Fire and although I’m usually not that fond of the genre, this one by Whitehorse is honky tonk impressive …. enjoy