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You believe in us, we believe in you!

ribbet_believe_9766-1024x771Chester, NJ – Sarah Stover isn’t your typical 15-year-old. When she was 12, she helped raise $10,000 to build a well and cistern in Haiti. She’s currently in her fifth year of studying Mandarin and recently decided to teach herself German. She loves to draw and ride horses.

And in August 2012, Sarah was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, pediatric follicular lymphoma, and needed immediate surgery. She responded well to the treatments and was given the opportunity to be granted a wish through Make-A-Wish® New Jersey, an organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions between the ages of 2 ½ and 18.

Sarah chose to give six at-risk girls a chance at an education and hope for a brighter future by sponsoring them for a year at the More Than Me Academy in Liberia, West Africa. More Than Me (MTM) gets girls off the street and into school in one of the poorest slums in the world. The MTM Academy, a free, all-girls primary school, opened its doors on September 7th with the support of Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

Sarah-201211When asked about her decision to support girls education in Liberia, she said: “I thought, instead of giving me something to look forward to, why don’t I give six girls something to look forward to instead?”

This Human Rights Day, IDG Summit honors Sarah for her commitment to girls around the world. Thank you for believing in the power of girls education.

This is why we VOTE FOR GIRLS!

#Vote4Girls #HumanRightsDay #IDG2014

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Vote for Girls

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This December, the IDG Summit Team invites you to Vote for Girls  to keep girls’ voices and experiences in the Post-2015 Agenda at the United Nations.

Here’s what’s happening:
From 2000 – 2015, the United Nations used the Millennium Development Goals (or MDGs) to establish a vision of a better world for people everywhere.

The MDGs included 8 goals:

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In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals will come to an end and the international community will need to create a new plan to help people around the world.

This new plan is called the “Post-2015 Agenda.” This is where YOU come in! YOU can help make sure that the United Nations includes girls’ voices and experiences as the Post-2015 Agenda gets formed. And it is SO EASY. Here are 3 Steps that YOU can take:

Step 1: Vote for Girls
Go to the My World survey and add “Girls” to the Suggest a Priority section at the bottom. Complete the rest of the survey and Click “Vote” to make sure that your voice is heard!

Step 2: Show the World Why You Voted for Girls
On a piece of paper, write down why you think it is important to include girls in the Post-2015 Agenda. For example, “I Voted for Girls because…” then add your response.

Take a photo of yourself holding the Vote for Girls paper and post it on Instagram.

Make sure to add the hashtags #Vote4Girls #Post2015 #11MonthsofAction and add @IDG2014 and @NGOWGG in the caption.

Step 3: Join us in our fight for girls’ rights across the globe!
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to learn more about #IDG2014, #11MonthsofAction and stay involved!

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This Month of Action is sponsored by our friends at the Working Group on Girls at the United Nations.