Connor Jesters are involved in a variety of service projects for the greater community that are not directly affiliated with Connor House. Read about some of their efforts, and learn how you can join them!
Maggie Liang '14 and Madison Rogas '14 are the leaders of Davidson College Chapter of All Girls Allowed, a non-profit that advocates against the gendercide in China. In an effort to expose the cruel methods used to enforce the One-Child Policy, this organization plans to educate families against family gendercide, providing scholarships for abandoned girls, rescuing trafficked children and reuniting them with their families, and providing legal defense to forced abortion victims. This coming school year will be the Davidson Chapter's first year running and we look forward to advocating on campus! For more information about All Girls Allowed, please visit their website: http://www.allgirlsallowed.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoe Williams '14 served as an intern, committed to seven full time weeks of service, for Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) this summer. IHN shelters homeless families with children, and provides case work assistance, food, and day care. It is the only full service emergency shelter program in the city of Savannah that provides "Day to Day" shelter. Congregations host families for one week at a time (providing rooms to sleep in and meals), and guests have a home base at IHN. The program's website: www.ihnsav.org.
During the year, Zoe volunteers at Davidson Elementary School for 7 hours a week. They would love to have more assistance for the teachers!! For more information, please email email@example.com
Liana Corwin '14 and Elise Held '14 are looking to start a chapter of "The Girl Effect" at Davidson! The Girl Effect is a non-profit organization benefiting adolescent girls in impoverished nations. Through education and self-empowerment, these girls will grow up to be the backbones of their families. Investing in their lives not only improves their situations, but also benefits the lives of many others. As The Girl Effect states, "investing in girls has the highest untapped return rate in development." When a woman is educated, she will bring in 25% more income, 90% of which she will reinvest into her family. When she is healthy, the health of her community improves. 70% of agricultural production will be the result of her efforts. She is an overlooked economic powerhouse. Ignoring her is a disadvantage to the world.
The Davidson College Girl Effect Club aims to take part in this mission to invest in adolescent girls. Through raising awareness and funds, it is the club's goal to inspire members of the Davidson community to take an interest in the too often overlooked sector of the population. The Girl Effect offers donors the unique opportunity to make educated donations, deciding exactly how their funds are to be implemented, and thereby establishing a deep and personal connection with the fundraising goal. The developing world is home to 600 million adolescent girls-- in helping them, we help the world. To join Liana and Elise, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Girl Effect Website: http://www.girleffect.org/question