Happy 2018 Everyone! I'm so excited for this year and it's possibilities. In the previous post, I had mentioned that I intended on creating a campaign to create awareness on an Origamei travel dress (#Foldwear). My intentions on this journey is to empower busy women live life On The Go while giving women ideas on ways to style one Little Black Dress.
Inspired by Sheena Matheiken who created the Uniform Project:
"Uniform Project was born in May 2009, when one girl pledged to wear a Little Black Dress for 365 daysas an exercise in sustainable fashion. Designed to also be a fundraiser for the education of underprivileged children in India, the project acquired millions of visitors worldwide and raised over $100k for the cause."
I am still looking for a program to help fundraise for. Currently researched into the lowest educated countries and many of them are fall in Africa. Here are some facts:
- Africa has the highest rates of educational exclusion in the world. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of 6 and 11 and one-third between the ages of 12 and 14 are out of school.
- Almost 60 percent of children in sub-Saharan Africa between the ages of 15 and 17 are not in school.
- Girls are much more likely to stay out of school than boys. Nine million girls between the ages of about 6 and 11 in Africa will never go to school at all, compared to six million boys.
- A UNESCO study in 2012 showed that the number of primary-aged children not attending school in Africa accounted for more than half of the global total.