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“Doctor, lawyer, pilot.” – Kathy Calvin, UN Girl UP Campaign

“Today I am full of gratitude for those who make it more possible for girls the world over to receive a proper education.”

– Doc Meek, Fri, Aug 23, 2013, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA


Girl UpDoctor. Lawyer. Pilot. These were the dreams of young girls I met when I traveled to Liberia with the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign.These girls are full of potential, but poverty often works against them.  Many families can’t afford the school supplies and uniforms they need to send their daughters to school.  In fact, 40 percent of girls in Liberia 10-14 years of age have never received a formal education.Every girl deserves an education and the chance to follow her dreams.  As students in the U.S. return to class, will you help girls in Liberia do the same? Donate $10 by August 31 to help girls in Liberia get an education.

With support of people like you, Girl Up and the United Nations launched a program in Liberia in 2011 to provide adolescent girls with school supplies, basic literacy and math classes, skills training, and more.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 by August 31 so more girls in Liberia can receive these vital services.  Will you help us by donating $10 today?

Educating girls benefits us all: When a girl is educated, she can earn more, helping lift her family out of poverty, boosting her country’s economic growth, and contributing to a more stable and prosperous world.

It’s simple: Educating a girl can change her life and change our world.  Join me today in helping girls in Liberia get an education and pursue their dreams.

Thank you,

Kathy Calvin
President and CEO, United Nations Foundation
Follow me on Twitter: @Kathy_Calvin

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Pledge to Unite for Girls with Girl Up






Friday, February 11, 2011. Today I am grateful for people who are engaged in helping girls, not just complaining about their plight. Such a one is Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation, from whom I received the following email recently.

Whole classrooms and whole schools could add their support to this UNF  “Girl Up” project:


The United Nations Foundation’s “Girl Up” campaign is a growing movement that is helping shine light on the needs of adolescent girls around the world. We were honored that TIME Magazine chose to highlight “Girl Up” in the February 14th issue, which is out [early]! The article addresses the need to focus more development aid on girls and recognizes those who are empowering teen girls to give back to the global community.

Advocating for women and girls has always been one of the United Nations Foundation’s top priorities. We believe that helping girls succeed is essential in the global drive to eliminate poverty and create a better, healthier, safer world. Studies have shown that an extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10% to 20% and that an extra year of secondary school increases that statistic by 15% to 25% more. That’s why since our founding, we’ve donated more than $44 million to United Nations programs that support adolescent girls in the developing world, and why we launched the “Girl Up” campaign last year — a campaign that connects girls in the U.S. with their peers around the world.

I encourage you to read the article and share with friends, family and colleagues. And if you haven’t yet, sign our pledge at:

to lend your voice in uniting for girls around the world.

We’re not just investing in girls in other countries — we’re investing in girls in the U.S., too. Nancy Gibbs says it perfectly, “And one at a time, a rising generation of American girls helps create the next generation of leaders, for the coming quiet revolutions.”

Thank you for uniting with us,

Kathy Calvin, UN Foundation CEO …………………………………………………………………………………………..

Thank you, Kathy Calvin, for reminding us that one of the best investments we can make worldwide is girls!

Doc Meek, Friday, February 11, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

P.S. I was delighted to sign the pledge to help girls worldwide. It cost me nothing:

As mentioned above:

Whole classrooms and whole schools could add their support to this UNF  “Girl Up” project!

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