Facebook is my new best friend. I’ll get to that in a second.
On July 30th, I sent an email to The Girl Effect, a movement founded by the Nike Foundation to inspire change in the world of adolescent girls throughout developing countries. Here it is:
I love the work that all of you are doing! It’s fantastic and necessary.
I recently founded a 501c3 nonprofit, Edge of Seven, to create awareness and volunteer support for projects in developing countries that are sustainable, community driven, and responsive to local needs. This fall, we are building a hostel for women in the Everest region of Nepal to spread the girl effect. In this region, 70% of girls drop out of school after 10th grade because the higher secondary school is too far away and their household obligations at home are too significant. We’re hoping to change that statistic. We’re building a hostel that will house 50 women per year so that they can complete their educational journey.
I have attached the details of the project and as your facebook status suggests, I would love to be featured to spread the word about this project.
Honestly, I had forgotten the email until I checked my inbox last night and received this:
Thanks for the e-mail – We wanted to let you know that we just posted about your organization on our Facebook fan page! Here is a link: http://www.facebook.com/girleffect.
We’re excited about what your organization is doing to unleash the girl effect – the girl effect is a movement being spread like champions like you!
Girl Effect Champions
Since posting information about our fall project in Nepal just last night, we have received 17 comments and and 219 “likes” from people all over the world supporting our cause. I’ve received at least ten emails from people wanting to volunteer or donate. I’m in awe of the power of Facebook.