Jessica Alba Blogs About 1GOAL Campaign, Clinton Global Initiative
Jessica Alba has taken to blogging about her experience at the Clinton Global Initiative — in particular, she shares more details about her announcement that she will co-chair the United States 1GOAL campaign during the 2010 World Cup. Here’s a brief highlight:
“In the US we take for granted that our children have a right to education and the opportunities education provides. But for tens of millions of kids in the developing world, children who are just like our kids, the chance for an education is a hope and a dream, but not yet a reality. These could be our next generation’s leaders, athletes, doctors, teachers, and parents. They’re ready to do their homework, but school fees, conflict, working in factories and farms, losing their parents to sickness, the cost of a school uniform or simply being a girl can keep them from being able to attend school.”
“If you have a daughter, sister, or mother, you should know that the majority of children unable to attend school are girls. Without an education, they are almost certain to be trapped in a life of poverty. Despite studies that prove investing in girls and women has a sustainable return, most funding continues to be directed towards other initiatives. You don’t have to take my word for it. Read Nick Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn’s new book Half The Sky to learn about the butterfly effect of an educated woman versus her male counterpart.”
To read the rest of Jessica’s blog entry over at The Huffington Post, jump here.