Party for Charity
Once again students of MBS got together to organize a charity event. This time you are invited to party for the education of girls in Africa.
The reason for the charity is the simple evidence that “Education can change everything“.
In sub-Saharan Africa, 24 million girls can’t afford to go to school. A girl may marry as young as 13 and has a one in 22 chance of dying in childbirth. One in six of her children will die before the age of five. Research shows if you educate a girl she’ll:
- Earn up to 25 percent more and reinvest 90 percent in her family.
- Be three times less likely to become HIV-positive.
- Have fewer, healthier children who are 40 percent more likely to live past the age of five.
Since 1993, Camfed has fought poverty and AIDS by educating girls and empowering young women. More than 1,451,600 children in impoverished areas of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana and Malawi have benefited from our innovative education programs.
The organizers want to contribute to empower women in Africa as they believe what United Nations Development Administrator, Helen Clark, said: “Development cannot be achieved if fifty per cent of the population is excluded from the opportunities it brings”. In this sense we think that the work that Camfed is doing is essential to end poverty.
With regards to this, everyone can be lucky for being granted access to education. In this sense Party for Charity wants to increase the awareness that the student community has towards this issue.
For further information, check out the event.