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Sunday, March 8th, 2015 – Screening of Half the Sky for International Women’s Day followed by discussion and action. Light snacks and beverages will be served.  11046927_794999778063_2878418709544874407_n(1)

Every Monday at 4:30 and every Thursday at 5:00 in the MS dance studio at SSIS, I will lead a Zumba class. My goal is to raise at least $50 per class, so every class we can provide one bicycle for a girl to ride to school, or every five classes we can send one girl to school for a year. Classes will be 150.000 VND per class, or 600.000VND for a punch card of 5 classes. All proceeds go to girls’ education.

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Past Events:

 

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Tad's first win of the night - you should have seen Robert after Tad's third...

Tad’s first win of the night – you should have seen Robert after Tad’s third…

Thanks Michael and Deustches Ecks!

Thanks Michael and Deustches Ecks!

 

Douglas taking his chances with the lucky draw.

Douglas taking his chances with the lucky draw.

Friday, December 6: Raise a Glass to Girls’ Education – Happy Hour and Charity Evening

Hosted at Deutsches Ecks German Bar on Nguyen Van Linh. Happy Hour 4-7. All you can drink Tiger, German food, and live music – 300,000VND

Lucky Draw. Darts for Prizes. Games. German Beers.

 

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Sunday, November 3rd Gratitude Yoga: Why wait for a milestone in life or a special “occasion” to honor and appreciate the countless gifts and blessings in our lives? Take a moment this week to express our gratitude through our yoga practice.

Join yoga instructor Daphne Chua and me in this special karma yoga class in a sweet flow of dance and breath to connect to our body and soul. We will honor those who have helped bring light into our lives.
Donations based, pay as you wish. All proceeds will go towards the 30 by 30: Reflecting Back and Paying It Forward project.
RSVP required. Please bring along your own mat, water, towel. Some spare mats are available but please inform Daphne or Rita in advance.
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Thursday, November 28: Visit to Room to Read Mekong Delta Literacy and Library projects. Check out more photos here.

 

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Sunday, October 6th – Bike for Bikes: A pedal pushing cruise through the rice paddies and village life surrounding Saigon, benefiting school-aged girls in Vietnam and led by the world renowned cycling enthusiast David Richert. Click here for Photos of Event.

Distance to school, especially to secondary schools, coupled with the lack of adequate transportation, is one of the top barriers to girls’ education in rural Vietnam. The additional time spent walking reduces time available to help with family chores, which impoverished families often view as more important than educating daughters, and  also increases the likelihood of sexual assault or violence. In some regions of Asia, a half-kilometer increase in distance to school decreases girls’ enrollment by 20%.  If we eliminate the barriers that keep girls from schools, girls will earn more money, marry later and have healthier families, and break the cycle of poverty.BICYCLES FOR EDUCATION. BICYCLES FOR A BETTER FUTURE.

Friday, October 11th – International Day of the Girl: Try to catch a showing of  Girl Rising somewhere near you. Check the Room to Read page to see if any organizations are matching.

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Sunday, November 17: Bike for Bikes Round 2  –Cruise the route of a billion bridges with Elaine and I, enjoy the scenery, learn a bit about the cause, and be back in time for brunch. Photos Here. 

Distance to school, especially to secondary schools, coupled with the lack of adequate transportation, is one of the top barriers to girls’ education in rural Vietnam. The additional time spent walking reduces time available to help with family chores, which impoverished families often view as more important than educating daughters, and  also increases the likelihood of sexual assault or violence. In some regions of Asia, a half-kilometer increase in distance to school decreases girls’ enrollment by 20%.  If we eliminate the barriers that keep girls from schools, girls will earn more money, marry later and have healthier families, and break the cycle of poverty.BICYCLES FOR EDUCATION. BICYCLES FOR A BETTER FUTURE.

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Thursday, November 21: Screening of Girl Rising  – HS MPR, 3:15 pm

Friday, November 22: 30 by 30 Presentation at Pechakucha 

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Organize your own Pay it Forward Event:

  • Sponsor a girl for your birthday, or in honor of a loved one

  • Host a clothing swap or book swap

  • Encourage your book club to sponsor a girl, spreading a love for books

  • Host a read-a-thon or poetry reading

  • Challenge someone to be your reading sponsor and make a donation for every book you read in the next month.

  • Ask your employer or local businesses to match your donation.

Spread the word. If you like this blog or this project, please share it with others.

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