Take a look at The Girl Effect at http://www.thegirleffect.org. It is a foundation sponsored by the Nike Foundation that is striving to change the lives of young women beginning at age 12, all over the world.
In Nike’s own words:
Improve a girl’s life and many more lives benefit: her brothers, sisters, parents and beyond. As an
educated mother, an active citizen and an ambitious entrepreneur, or prepared employee, she can break the cycle of poverty.
Yet, despite her proven potential, in today’s developing countries she is more likely to be uneducated, a child bride, exposed to HIV/AIDS. And about half a cent of every international development dollar is directed to her; 99.4 percent of funding goes elsewhere. The world is missing out on a tremendous opportunity for change.
AllGirlFitness is working on partnering with The Girl Effect to support the efforts of the Nike Foundation. Stay tuned for more info.