Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Results Of My Fundraiser!

If you are an avid reader of my blog, you probably know that over the summer I did a fundraiser for Free The Children. I had so much fun doing my fundraiser called “Donations For Girls Education,” and I was really pleased with the results!

I did my fundraiser through a Free The Children website which helps you do your own personal online fundraiser. It allows you to send emails to your potential sponsors, track how much money you have earned, and send out thank you emails. Plus, it gives out tax receipts. To create your own online fundraiser you can go to:https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/LoginRegister.aspx?eventid=15156&langpref=en-CA&Referrer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.freethechildren.com%2fdonate%2fwaystogive.php%3ftype%3dfundraising%26width%3d%26height%3d405.

My goal was to raise $1500 for the Kisaruni All Girls Secondary School in Kenya and I ended up surpassing my goal by $890! I raised $2390!

Also, for every person who donated I made a card, and if the donation was $50 or more, I would send them a handmade pendant. I ended up making almost 40 cards!

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I think that this will make a big difference in the lives of the girls at the school.

Thank you so much to everyone who donated, and for helping me to improve the lives of the girls at the Kisaruni All Girls Secondary School!

Thanks for joining me on my journey to change the world!

-Diviya

 

 

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Video of the Week-Emma Watson’s Speech To The UN!

From frizzy-haired Hermione Granger to “He for She” spokeswoman, Emma Watson is a composed speaker who spoke up for girls’ rights last week. Emma spoke to the UN about feminism, girls’ rights, and about how both genders need to start speaking up for girls’ rights. I really think her speech is extremely inspiring for both girls and boys.

I Got Invited To Attend We Day!

First of all, I just want to apologize for not posting for a while. I’ve been really busy going back to school and getting back into the routine of things, so I haven’t had much time to post. However, from now on I will be posting a lot more often.

Anyways…I have some really big news-I got invited to attend We Day!

I am so excited to be attending We Day in Toronto next Thursday! I feel so honoured and lucky to be able to go to We Day and become empowered and inspired! I will also be at the “Night of Champions” which is for youth who have been really involved with Free The Children over the past year.

Here is the lineup of who will speaking at We Day in Toronto:

Toronto – Thursday October 2, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre

• The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdes​well – Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
• Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan (@QueenNoor)
• Big Sean (@BigSean) – Award-winning American hip hop recording artist
• Hedley (@Hedleyonline) – Multi-platinum, JUNO and MMVA Award-winning recording artists and Free The Children ambassadors
• Joe Jonas (@joejonas) – GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-platinum artist and Free The Children ambassador
• Col. Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) – Astronaut, author, professor, musician, first Canadian to walk in space/command a spaceship
• Lights (@lights) – Canadian pop multi-instrumentalist and JUNO Award winner
• Kweku Mandela – Social Advocate, Filmmaker, and grandson of President Nelson Mandela
• Kardinal Offishall (@KardinalO) – Award Winner Rap Artist, Music Producer and Free The Children Ambassador
• Katie Couric (@katiecouric) – Yahoo News Global Anchor and New York Times best-selling author
• Nelly Furtado (@NellyFurtado) – Singer, songwriter, producer and Free The Children ambassador
• R5 (@officialR5) – American pop rock band
• Ed Robertson – Canadian musician and lead singer of the Barenaked Ladies
• Shawn Desman (@DaRealSD) – Platinum-selling and Juno Award-winning recording artist
• JRDN (@JRDNmusic) – Juno Award-winning artist and Free the Children ambassador
• Karl Wolf (@KARLWOLFs) – International recording artist, MTV Europe Music Award winner and Free The Children ambassador
• Neverest (@neverestmusic) – Chart-topping, MMVA-nominated Canadian pop-rock band
• Liz Trinnear (@liztrinnear) – Host of Much Countdown and host of We Day Toronto
• Cast members from the Emmy-nominated TV series DEGRASSI (@Degrassi)
• Mustafa the Poet (@MustafaThePoet) – 18-year-old poet, writer, actor and emcee
• Natalie Panek (@nmpanek) – Rocket scientist, explorer, and advocate for women in technology
• Alex Deans – 17-year-old inventor, scientist and artist
• Craig and Marc Kielburger (@craigkielburger) – International activists and co-founders of We Day
• Spencer West (@spencer2thewest) – Me to We motivational speaker, ambassador and author
• Hannah Alper (@ThatHannahAlper) – 11 year old Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children Ambassador, blogger and youth activist. That’s me!
• Ashley Rose Murphy (@msAmurphy) – Motivational youth speaker
• Stan Wesley (@StanWesley) – National Speaker
• Robin Wiszowaty (@robininkenya) – Me to We motivational speaker, author and Free The Children Program Director in Ghana and Kenya

I am so excited for We Day and I can’t wait to share my experiences with YOU!

Thanks for joining me on my journey to change the world!

-Diviya