Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Volunteer Perspective: Emily

Since I began volunteering for the Bank back in February, I have been greatly impressed by the work GOAL is doing for girls in India. Having grown up in an environment in which women have infinite opportunities in life, it is sometimes easy to forget that not all girls around the world are born with the same fate. GOAL, however, is a program that brings adolescent girls in India the tools necessary to live their life with more self confidence and awareness, in hopes that they will then become powerful figures in their community. I am so proud to be apart of an organization that provides education to young women by emphasizing the importance of communication and leadership skills, as well as what it means to be a strong, independent woman within a larger group context. The core skills that are imparted to these girls have proven to be indispensible to both their self growth and social advancement, and it is a project in which I hope to take greater part by volunteering my time in the very near future. The girls of GOAL India are true role models of today!

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