Girls Around the Globe ReceptionBy Her Agenda Staff
Jun. 29 2016, Published 8:00 p.m. ET
ADDRESS: 1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
The Girls Health Ed team is pleased to invite you to attend their upcoming event at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, DC to be held on June 30th, 2016.
Girls Health Ed is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which educates girls throughout the US and Kenya between the ages of 8 and 17 about their overall health. The organization empower girls and young women to make healthy, informed choices throughout their lives by training volunteer ‘teaching fellows’ to teach health education workshops in schools and community centers.
Their one-of-a-kind program aims to impact girls’ and women’s health by placing equal emphasis on many aspects of an empowered life. Curriculum modules include nutrition and body image, physical fitness, personal care and hygiene, and reproductive health. Girls Health Ed focuses on girls and young women who are less likely to obtain accurate health information about their changing bodies from their school or home environments.
With more than 62 million girls around the world not in school—half of whom are adolescents, there is a need for programming which focuses on keeping girls in school throughout adolescence, especially during puberty, when many girls drop out. To date, Girls Health Ed has served over 1,100 girls with health education, and in many cases, access to hygiene products free of charge.
To continue our work, they need your help. We are pleased to invite you to attend our upcoming fundraising event, #GirlsAroundtheGlobe, and hope you will be able to attend and join our mission.
Their keynote speaker is Jeff Hoffman, Girls Health Ed board member, global entrepreneurship mentor, advocate for women’s empowerment, and Founding team member at Priceline.com.
They also have Sarish Khan, Miss Pakistan-USA as our VIP guest. More speakers, sponsors, auction items and raffle prizes to be announced soon!
Girls Health Ed would like to thank and acknowledge Girl Up and the UN Foundation for co-hosting.