May has come and gone and the YOU Campaign is complete. Here at X NIHILO, we are so thankful that we had the opportunity to make May a month all about #girlpower, meeting amazing women, listening to their stories, learning along the way, all whilst raising funds for both The Malala Fund and Let Girls Learn Initiative.
Globally, there are over 65 millions of girls under 18 around the world that are not in school.
Apart from the obvious that education should be a human right for everyone, there are some distinct facts that show how educating girls all over the world will have incredibly positive changes.
By being educated, a girl can begin breaking the cycle of poverty in just one generation. Girls who get an education often marry later, have fewer children, earn higher wages and support healthier and more prosperous families. Currently, from the 123 million young people between the ages of 15 and 24 who are illiterate, 61 percent of them are women.
Currently, from the 123 million young people between the ages of 15 and 24 who are illiterate, 61 percent of them are women.
In 2012, there were 3,600 documented attacks on education, including violence, torture and intimidation against children and teachers, resulting in both death or serious injury, the shelling and bombing of schools and the recruitment of school-aged children by armed groups.
It is difficult living in a First world country to imagine a life where young girls and women are forbidden to go to school and it is harder to hear facts like those listed above are still actually happening today.
At X NIHILO, we pride ourselves in representing strong and independent women in everything we do and therefore the YOU campaign was our way of supporting all strong women in the world especially those who are still fighting for their rights.
As said by both Malala Yousafzai and Michelle Obama, the only way to see a world of education for all is to break the cycle in these developing countries where education for girls is not encouraged. The more girls in school the greater chance this cycle of inequality will begin to disappear, as the older educated generation will encourage the younger generations to go to school.
We are proud to say that with the money raised over the last month, we are able to provide a significant donation to both The Malala Fund and Let Girls Learn Initiative. This money will be put towards providing the ongoing support that is needed to ensure young girls can have ideally 12 years of quality and safe education.
If you are interested in learning about either one of these Initiatives click on these links to see how else you can get involved.
We once again want to thank everyone who purchased a bag and being a part of such a worthy cause.