My role at She’s the First is 100% volunteer. In November of 2012 I was the Brazilian Team Captain of the Tie-Dye Cupcake Sale to raise money to help the organization. It was an amazing experience to be able to raise money for the education of girls around the globe when I didn’t even had to leave my hometown.
The organization She’s the First gives girls in developing countries the opportunity to graduate in high school. Girls who wouldn’t be able to pay for school or live in countries where when born a girl the only thing you need to care about is being a good wife.
This non-profit organization focuses on giving women the opportunity of being the first in their family to graduate in high school. It’s proven that girls who finish high school get married later, don’t have as many kids as they would have, and are able to educate their children. They also get more confident with themselves, have less chances of being sexually abused, and are less likely to be infected by sexual diseases.
She’s the First also has a lot of innovative fundraising ideas such as a marathon to fundraise money, bake sales (which anyone in the world can participate by filling out a simple online form) and a lot of other fun ideas to raise money to help girls in developing countries get a high school degree.
I’m passionate about this organization, their cause and their mission of empowering woman by giving them a chance of having a voice in the society they live in. She’s the First gives them confidence of choosing their future by giving them the tools to be the first one of their family to graduate in high school, which gives them a better chance of having a career and break the poverty cycle their family probably have been living in for generations.
Helping She’s the First has been one of the most amazing and inspiring experience of my life. Being able to help women around the globe is one of the most exceptional experience I have ever lived and I’m proud of being able to be a part of this amazing mission.