Last week, Girl Up hosted a an event at the White House that provided a discussion about the lives of girls in African countries and the themes that unite girls, as a way to increase awareness about the issues they face along with their corresponding solutions. In attendance were youth and adults, girls and boys alike.
About a week ago I attended the Global Issues Network Conference in my city, Washington, DC. It was co-hosted by my high school; School Without Walls and the Washington International School. The conference was organized by youth and created for youth.
Hey guys! So here’s what I’ve been thinking about lately…
At school, I have been taking a socio-cultural anthropology course, which pretty clearly relates to Girl Up’s efforts. Over the semester I have learned so much about a wide variety of cultures and the ways in which they are similar and different. I have learned about a variety of topics and issues, from making a living, to communication, to kinship.