Women for Women Ohio
The book that inspired us.
In 2010, inspired by the book, Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn, a group of women from Kent, Ohio met to research ways to help women in the Third World. Their consensus: the surest road out of poverty was through education and girls in Cambodia would be the benefactors of their efforts. Today, W4WO is working through two different organizations active in education in Cambodia known as Friendship with Cambodia and Caring for Cambodia.
A TYPICAL CAMBODIAN CLASSROOM
Far from home
Cost prohibitive, nonetheless
Generally, for boys only
But that is all changing. W4WO is proud of our part in changing the status quo for girls in Cambodia. Through our efforts and those of our partner organizations, girls are provided opportunities to engage in meaningful ways and contribute to their communities.
Join us in helping.
When it comes to the education of girls, we'd like to think we're in good company.
"Though it's hard to prove the impact of girls' education statistically; over and over it has been shown that this investment can have a ripple effect of opportunity that impacts generations."
Nicholas D. Kristof and
are the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT W4WO
W4WO is a 501(c)3 organization.
Our mission is to empower young women and girls in Cambodia through education.
We raise money through each of our members' regular contributions as well as fundraising events and donations.
All funds are earmarked for the purposes of providing education scholarships for girls in Cambodia and supporting the Girls Matter! program.
All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
"When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous."
Former First Lady Michelle Obama
"When you educate a girl, you start a cycle of opportunity where there could be a cycle of despair, and the benefits just return and run and continue."
Director of National Economic Council
Assistance to (former) President for Economic Policy
Honorable Melanne S. Vervee
"When women progress we all progress. No country can get ahead when it leaves half its people behind."
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