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Student Takeover!!

It's not over yet! We produced GIRLS WHO ROCK concert on June 10th 2011 during Internet Week New York where we doubled last year's proceeds and now we are taking over this project where our goal is to raise $5,000 online to sponsor 42 girls in Uganda! Can you helps us?

With your support, girls at the Arlington Academy of Hope can be first in their families to graduate high school -- a milestone less than 20% of girls in Uganda reach. We are taking over this page because we are high school students ourselves, and we want girls in Uganda to have the same opportunity that we do.

Aijia, Cordilia and Teri, GIRLS WHO ROCK, student-volunteers
(that's us in the video above!)

About Arlington Academy of Hope

In Uganda, only 23 percent of school girls will make the jump from primary school to secondary. That means that out of a classroom of 35, only 8 girls will enter high school -- so when John and Joyce Wanda, an American couple, wanted to make a difference in their home country, they knew exactly which area to target. The couple formed Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH), a not-for-profit organization to help children in rural Uganda to reach their full potential, and we're thrilled to say @AAHUganda will be our beneficiary.

The primary school, where it costs $360 to sponsor a girl for one year, has 340 students from grades 1 through 7, the customary seven-year elementary school program in Uganda. AAH fights to raise the number of girls in secondary education by sponsoring them throughout high school at boarding schools throughout Uganda for $1,000 per
year -- while also funding farming projects, medical clinics, and some of the educational needs of the surrounding communities.

Visit girlswhorock.org and shesthefirst.org for more!

Photos of Asha and Peninah, students at the Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda.


Recent Donations

Name Amount Comment
Anne Bird $30.00
Heather Knight $30.00
S S $25.00
Alanna $20.00 Let's get to $5000!
Selena $11.00
Tara Roberts $30.00
Natalie, SheTakesOnTheWorld.net $280.00 Girls Who Rock 2011 was amazing and I can't wait for GWR 2012! Great work :)
Karol Ward $50.00
Anonymous Donor $20.00 Thanks for all you do!
Catherine Mathis $200.00 This is a terrific project. I wish you great success!
Anonymous Donor $22.00
Anonymous Donor $200.00
Lyn $11.00 Thank you for this opportunity to give a little to help a girl realize her full potential.
Anonymous Donor $45.00
Gina Ryder $10.00 Cheers to being the first!
Nichole Bestman $17.00 In honor Mea Karnley: An amazing 17 year old young lady I know that graduated from Sherwood High School this year! Girls like you, and the ones that She's The First supports, CAN change the world :-))
Anonymous Donor $15.00
Michelle Aland $50.00 Tammy you Rock! Have a great gig! You are fantastic to work with!
Kristen Dolle $70.00
Anonymous Donor $35.00
Suan Lam $30.00
Erika $50.00 Rock on!
Liria Gjidija $30.00
Stephanie Erhueh $35.00
Carlo Garcia $11.00
Anonymous Donor $30.00 For education, for empowerment
Lauren Heiser $200.00
Real Life $140.00 She's the First, you ladies ROCK! Best wishes for a great event this week!
Anonymous Donor $5.00 Wish I could afford more. All I can do right now, but best of luck with the concert!
Liz Murdocca $50.00 In honor of Opal Vadhan.
Malla Haridat $35.00
Ladies' Home $30.00 Thanks for this great cause, glad we could help!
Tara Berson $11.00 In honor of all the 2011 graduates.
Bud Moeller $100.00 Mozella sent me. Sounds like a great cause!
Amy Gilstein $30.00 Congratulations to Amanda Gilstein, BU Class of 2011!
Elizabeth Grace $30.00
Yetide $11.00
Shea $11.00
Courtney Rioux $30.00
Charlene Clausen $30.00 So happy to see you continue with your causes, Carlo. We're happy to contribute.
Kate Lord $30.00
Juan Estevez $11.00
Lindsey Pollak $360.00
Judy Pietrobono $11.00 In honor of a guy who rocks, my son Luke, a 2011 high school graduate!
Sheila E. $30.00 Donation
Maria Cucciniello $100.00
Joannie Danielides $150.00 Danielides Communications, Inc.
Anonymous Donor $30.00
Selena Soo $110.00 So happy to support an amazing cause!
GIRLS WHO ROCK for She's the First