WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WomenStrong International, a consortium of non-profit organizations in five nations supporting women-driven solutions to extreme urban poverty, today launched a holiday philanthropy campaign designed to help girls in Ghana, Haiti, Kenya and India complete the education they need to transform their lives.
"A Mother's Dream" reminds us that as we enter the holiday season and approach a new year, mothers rich and poor are thinking about their children's future happiness. Across the globe, mothers say their greatest dream is to see their daughters finish school and to have a future happier and more prosperous than their own. But often, for want of a few dollars, the dream of school is out of reach. School fees, books, supplies, transport and uniforms all cost money that women in urban slums just don't have. Meanwhile, experts from the World Bank to U.S. President Barack Obama say there is no better investment in global economic development than investing in the education, health and safety of girls. The formula is a simple one: To end poverty, keep girls in school.