SORORITY WOMEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY UNITE TO PROVIDE UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN IN AFRICA ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION
Circle of Sisterhood Foundation Partners with buildOn to Build School in Senegal
INDIANAPOLIS – (October 29, 2012) – The Circle of Sisterhood, a non-profit grassroots charitable Foundation, today launched an international fundraising campaign to build a school in Senegal. The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation, through the collective wisdom and influence of sorority women, supports entities that work to remove educational barriers for girls and women around the world. The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation is partnering with buildOn to activate their mission on this African initiative.
The Circle of Sisterhood will work within a community of millions of sorority women to raise funds and awareness that will provide children in Senegal access to a quality education. The group’s mission is a result of widespread research that shows educating girls is one of the most effective ways to fight poverty and oppression.
“We are thrilled to work with buildOn to improve the lives of girls and women in Senegal,” said Ginny Carroll, founder, The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation. “Our individual missions, coupled with our strong overlapping passion towards removing barriers to education for girls make this partnership an instant fit.”
buildOn works to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. buildOn’s Global School Construction Program will facilitate the building of the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation funded school in Senegal’s western Fatick region. Through a school building methodology that focuses on gender equality, buildOn will ensure that at least 50 percent of the students enrolled will be girls.
The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation’s fundraising campaign will mobilize collegiate and alumnae sorority women through various engagements on college campuses and in communities nationwide. Through the Circle of Sisterhood all sorority women can work together to give girls in the developing world access to education.
About Circle of Sisterhood Foundation
The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation will leverage the collective wisdom and influence of sorority women to support entities around the world that remove educational barriers for girls and women, uplifting them from poverty and oppression. The Circle of Sisterhood was recognized as a U.S. charity in September of 2010 and since then has had an impact in twelve countries spanning four continents. For more information, visit www.circleofsisterhood.org, ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow @CofS_Foundation on Twitter.
At home or abroad, buildOn’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. In the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world. Internationally, buildOn is breaking ground on a new school every five days in Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, Senegal, Malawi, and Mali. Our students have contributed over 1 million hours of service in the U.S., and have helped build more than 500 schools around the world. For more information, visit buildon.org.
Contact: Megan Arnold