There are some words that stick in your head and you use them to guide your life in all aspects. About 15 years ago, our school took on the motto “Together we can make a difference.” As a teacher, I used it in my class as a way of getting along as well as a way of helping others. Now that I am a mom of three beautifully smart daughters, I want them to be socially conscious citizens who realize that there is a big world around them.
Education can be something that we take for granted and I didn’t know if my girls were aware of how different it is for some around the world. For some girls, school is just a dream. Hunger, lower social status, chores, early marriage, threats to safety, poor sanitation and extreme poverty are barriers than prevent 100 million girls around the world from receiving the education they deserve.
To help them better understand, I shared with them the story of Joyce.
Nancy Burgess says
This is great education I’s so important.
Heather Lawrence says
As a mother of three girls I am saddened to think that there are other little girls who won’t have as bright of a future because of where they live. You would think that in 2016 education wouldn’t be something so hard to have access too. I tell my kids daily that we should never take anything for granted because you don’t know what the future may hold.
maria @ closetohome says
I just love that your girls were willing to do this and share their goals. It is great for them to learn about how others are not at privileged too.
Always know that your dreams can come true. Don’t let anyone discourage you or tell you different.
Rose Alexis says
Your future is bright and I know you can live up to and fulfill your dreams!
Samantha Wagner says
I would tell them to go for what they want, not to give up even if times get hard. Definitely don’t allow anyone to say you can’t do it. You can do anything you put your mind to.
Education truly is the key to the future. Kudos to Joyce for waking up at 4 a.m. to do what she needs to do. What a true example of perseverance in the face of hardship.
Cynthia C says
I would say to not let anyone stand in your way. Always be learning.
Laura Funk says
As an educator myself, investment is a huge aspect. Whether it is emotionally or financially. Educating the world can really help everyone
Monique Rizzo says
I would say there is always light at the end of a tunnel. Just keep going and never give up hope.
shelly peterson says
I would say to never give up and follow your dreams!
Julie Wood says
I said this-Be Strong and Never give up! Believe in yourself and reach for your dreams!
Julie Wood says
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I would say believe in yourself and don’t let anyone to put you down
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Susan Smith says
I would say to never give up, be strong and presevere!
I wish more girls would be excited about education and becoming a baddass! This is a great post!
Steve Weber says
I would say don’t listen to any negative comments or feedback.. Just be yourself and do what makes you happy.
carol clark says
no matter where you come from what life is like for you if you put your dreams ahead of you youwill be able to reach them and conquer them it wont be easy but that is why hard work pays off its all in you believe in you and you can believe in anything
I would say to always pursue your dreams and to remain strong and confident in who you are.
Your future is going to be amazing!
Kelly D says
I would say, “always try your best”.
Tainan Lu says
I would say to never give up
Megan S says
I would say, ‘Education is always important and can be a lot of great fun. Having knowledge is a good feeling too.’
Renee Walters says
Follow your dreams and focus on education! Knowledge is power!
Mallory Roberts says
Education is power
Erica B. says
I’d say: be confident in yourself.
I would say, never give up no matter how difficult the situation looks because when you put your mind to something you can do great things.
Francine Anchondo says
Never give up and go for your dreams
Heidi B says
I would say the education is the key to it all. Anything you want to do in life, be in life or go in life starts with a good education.
Kyl Neusch says
Your future is bright
Jeanne M Rousseau says
Keep dreaming, anything is possible, don’t ever give up!
I signed the card. I would stay to keep working hard towards your goals and never give up!
I would say to never give up and don’t listen to negative people
Sarah Cool says
There are no limits to the amount of good you can do in this world. Stay true to yourself
Brittney House says
My letter just stated to figure out your dreams and work hard to try and achieve them. Don’t get discouraged and always believe in yourself.
lori butler says
dreams can become reality.
beth shepherd says
I wrote to truly believe in yourself and follow your dreams
I would say to keep your head up and keep moving forward.
susan smoaks says
Hold on and be strong. Better days are on the way.
Cynthia Richardson says
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
Tina Reynolds says
Never Give Up! Keep your head held high and work hard for your dreams!
Sarah Mayer says
I would say there are good things for you in the future. It may be hard now, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Cynthia Richardson says
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i would them them to keep their heads up and go for everything they want!! never give up and know the harder you work the better the pay off!!!
Anita Anderson says
You can do it. Say Yes I Can. Believe in yourself.
Mary Cloud says
I would save to never lose hope and to never give up – your dreams will come true
Education is a gift that no one can take away from you. Study smart and learn something every day!
Richard Hicks says
I would say never give up as there is always something better around the corner
Richard Hicks says
Emilee Bond says
I am so glad girls are able to do this! It’s so important to educate them about this!!
Rajee Pandi says
education is very important