Education Should Be A Right… Not A Luxury

I believe we take a High School Education for granted. I know I did. It’s a given here in the States that everyone will go to High School.Finishing is another story.

When I was in Kenya, I wrote about my experiences and some of the obstacles that the girls at Saint Monica’s have to overcome. One of them is to Get into High School.

Father Augustine, who runs the orphanage can only afford to send one girl out of six to High School next year. The cost to send six girls is just too high when you have another 19 younger ones to take care of. So the six girls have been studying hard to be the One. Because that One who gets the highest test scores will be the One to go.

That is not the case anymore.Myla and Rocky Saint Monica’s Childrens Home Fundraiser Mothers Fighting For Others

When my cousin, Myla, read about this, she was called to action. This past weekend, she threw an amazing party and it was a huge success. She raised $2788.11.

That is Amazing!

We are almost to our goal. We are just $1000 shy from getting all six girls to High School in January. We have six weeks to do this. I know we can do it. If you are interested in helping out, take a look at the VIDEO and you can find out more.
I am so very grateful.

Myla, you have done an amazing thing. You see, one person can make a difference in a persons life. Actually, you changed the course of four. So I thank you. I know Father Augustine thanks you. And the girls? They thank you too. I spoke to them just this past weekend and they are studying hard. They are working hard because they know what you did for them. These girls don’t take their education got granted. They fight for it.

And we will fight for them.

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3 Responses to “Education Should Be A Right… Not A Luxury”

  1. Myla November 14, 2007 at 5:42 am #

    I love you Rocky! I am so glad that we will be giving these girls an opportunity to continue their education. Tell them that they I am thinking about them and wishing them luck in their studies. We have six weeks to get the rest of the money. My Mom has already volunteered to take everyone’s recycling in the family to generate more funds for the girls. I know that we can do it.

  2. MJ November 14, 2007 at 8:09 am #

    The people there do not use condom or anything to prevent having too many children? No matter how much people donate, if the parents just keep on popping babies..

    Great that they now have the opportunities to study – I agree wholeheartedly that education is essential and a right for everyone. With that, they’ll have better future 🙂

  3. Myla November 16, 2007 at 7:42 pm #

    Our current total is $3703.22! This is so exciting.

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