In DRAWDOWN, The most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to
Reverse Global Warming, by Paul Hawken, helping Women and Girls is
right up there with Energy, Food, Land Use, Buildings & Cities,
Transport, Materials and Coming Attractions. I was a climate activist and
I was doing everything I could to educate and share how I was learning to
help us turn the corner and fight this major challenge of our generation.
Written in 2017, I was inspired by this book because I was already helping
women and I wanted to see how I could help girls.
In 2016 I went to Tanzania with AfricAid, a non-profit started by a young
American woman who saw how she could help young African women get
educated and move their lives forward. She showed that with support, aid
and leadership skills these “top in their class” young African women were
able to choose to complete their secondary education and go to college.
They were able to become doctors and engineers, teachers and
scientists. They were mentored by others who had completed the
program and it was just this amazing process of women empowering
My trip was to climb Mt. Killimanjaro, but it was also to fund getting five
African women who were AfricAid mentors who had completed the Kisa
Program, the afterschool leadership program that inspired and
empowered these young women, up that mountain with us. And we did!!
So today, you too, can offer aid to help women and girls in Africa move
their lives forward. AfricAid is a great way to start helping…..This video
shows more about our trip and about this amazing non-profit. I hope you
can contribute to help these African women and join women empowering women!