If you have not noticed already, I have been a little MIA lately as I work to study and write my final exams and papers! After a busy few weeks, I am happy to say this has been my best semester academically, socially, and otherwise!!
Now, I have promised a relatable article about the trials of school and how all the work for a degree that does not get you a job is ridiculous. . .
BUT, before you complain about the stress of school, remember that so many people around the world do not have the same opportunity.
That’s right – sure you may think that anyone can relate to a stressful finals week, but no. Not everyone can even do that. In fact, not even seven percent of our world’s population has a college degree. This is especially true for girls and women around the world who face a multitude of barriers preventing them from getting an education.
In order to break down these barriers, one organization, the Circle of Sisterhood, aims to raise funds and awareness for these issues and support women around the world towards an education.
You may wonder why an organization would focus solely on educating women, but education is the answer for solving so many other issues affecting women: poverty, oppression, misogyny, and brutality to name a few.
“One study after another has shown that educating girls is one of the most effective ways to fight poverty. Schooling is often a precondition for girls and women to stand up against injustice, and for women to be integrated into the economy. Until women are numerate and literate, it is difficult for them to start businesses or contribute meaningfully to their economies.” (Half the Sky 168)
One of my favorite parts about this past semester was getting to work alongside my campus’s Panhellenic Association in order to increase funding for the Circle of Sisterhood using the philanthropic abilities of our sorority women!
If you would like to learn more about the Circle of sisterhood or donate to the cause, visit their website here!