by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, Internet
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alba_cgiJessica 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.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566480478 Erin @ RawFoodsRetreat

    Glad to hear what she’s doing. She’s come a long way since making those movies where she showed off penguins for show :)

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  • http://www.greenwithglamour.com deana – green with glamour

    I completely agree, Erin @ Raw Foods Retreat! I was just thinking how responsible and vocal she’s become in that past year or so… she’s not only an active champion of “green” design, but she’s turned her attention toward more direct political, environmental & social issues. I’m quite impressed with the lovely Ms. Alba!