President Jones has been a longtime friend of the GLP. Her home club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, has been part of the GLP since 2004 and has twice served as International Sponsor for GLP Global Grants. Jennifer herself has sponsored three GLP Rise Scholars since 2016, and even joined her student Rosa for her graduation celebration (pictured above).
Jones’ global impact tour in 2023 will stop in Guatemala to celebrate the joint achievements of Rotary and the GLP! As Jennifer said recently, “empowered girls become empowered women.” So, let’s continue the work of Past RI President Shekhar Mehta’s Girls Empowerment Initiative this year.
The youth development component of the GLP evens the playing field for girls, who are often the first to be pulled out of school in Guatemala when money is tight. And once they’re able to stay in school, the rest of the GLP’s programs combine to give these girls (and their male peers) the opportunity to:
• Learn to read
• Study with textbooks
• Gain vital technology skills, and
• Receive scholarships that allow them to reach the all-important milestone of high school graduation.
Through education, these vulnerable girls (and their male peers) can lift themselves, their families, and their entire communities out of poverty—breaking the cycle, once and for all.
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