A crash course in changing the world.
The Central Asia Institute, founded around Greg Mortenson's vision of peace through education, has at its core the realization of the girl effect -- that powerful social and economic change is brought about when girls have the opportunity to participate in their society.
It is my favorite global venture supporting women's equal rights and opportunities, though, because it isn't just focused on the effect on the economy that opportunities for women have but also the effect on the women themselves and their lives.
Though I have not yet been able to donate personally, I have been fortunate enough to have had my family as active supporters, and I hope to soon see a fundraiser talk of Mortenson's through donating myself. I have been able to share the goods news of the Central Asia Institute through twitter and facebook, but I have most enjoyed raising awareness through my writing.
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