EVERY GIRL DESERVES THE RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION #EACH FOR EQUALITY
No, you are not seeing double; Marlen and Marisol are twins raised in small town in Tlaxcala, Mexico. Tlaxcala is one of Mexico’s smallest states and if you blink you might miss it. Marlen and Marisol lost their mother and were raised by their brother. No matter their struggles, they were determined to go to college and become leaders in their community. Today Marlen is studying law and Marisol is studying education! Behind, succeeding at their studies they have developed into strong leaders; implementing community programs through the Club Mariposas and this summer both are volunteering as mentors, one at the Camp Mariposas and the other at the Environmental Service Adventures Program. Marlen and Marisol are just two examples of the young women you will empower through your support of Mariposas.
Empowering young girls lifts her and her community. Every extra year of primary school can boost a girl’s future wage from 10 to 20 percent and an extra year of secondary school increases that earning potential by 15 to 25 percent. Beyond boosting a country’s economy, increasing a women’s wage can help provide economic security and independence allowing a woman to have more control of her life and increasing her safety.
INVESTING IN EDUCATION IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO HELP FIGHT POVERTY AND EMPOWER GIRLS
With your help, Mariposas is creating a ripple effect by providing 22 college scholarships! Investing in education is one of the most effective ways to help fight poverty and empower girls. Educated girls are intelligent, strong women become community leaders and become positive agents for change. The Mariposas’ scholarship program provides financial assistance for young women from five marginalized communities in the states of Puebla and Tlaxcala, Mexico to attend a university, giving them and their families an opportunity for a better future. To read more about how the volunteer-based non-profit, Mariposas, empowers young women to follow their dreams and focus on their education read our full impact report on our website: WWW.MARIPOSASMEXICO.ORG
OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Mariposas’ scholarship recipients are selected from a talented pool of applicants that are from one of the five rural communities that we work in. All have participated in Camp Mariposas, the first step to becoming a Mariposa. Camp Mariposas is an annual, week-long leadership and empowerment program that focuses on improving self-confidence and developing solutions to the obstacles faced by girls every day. The majority of our scholarship recipients have also participated in our other two programs: Club Mariposas and Environmental Service Adventures.
Mariposas has two scholarship programs: the general scholarship and the Empowerment scholarship. Each general scholarship recipient receives $1,600/ year for four years. The Empowerment scholarship, $500/ year for four years, is given to select young women who are facing unique circumstances, maybe they are going back to school after having a child or are living at home. All recipients are required to maintain a C average minimum, however, most of our scholarship recipients go above and beyond and maintain a B average and are required to give back to their community by volunteering and implementing programs aimed at strengthening their community.
JOIN US IN THE MARIPOSAS’ RIPPLE EFFECT
Empower Mariposas for International Women’s day! Our goal is to fundraise at least $2,000 through the HIPGive platform to continue to provide the opportunity for young women to reach their full potential and follow their dreams through our scholarship program and our other Mariposas educational and empowerment programs: Camp Mariposas and Environmental Service Adventures. Your support is critical to expanding the amount of opportunities we can offer to the young Mariposas which inspire them to graduate and creates a ripple effect in their communities. 100% of donations will go directly to empower young women.
 UNICEF (2011) UNICEF says education for women and girls a lifeline to development. From https://www.unicef.org/media/media_58417.html.
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