I've partnered with Effect.org to raise the funds to build a school in India.
20% of profits from all jewelry sales are going towards the school. Let's make it happen by the end of 2018!
Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.
Education reduces poverty, empowers women and helps prevent disease.
Above all, school is a place for children to go so they can be children.
It gives them a safe environment and a chance to play, learn and grow.
India is home to one of the highest rates of illiteracy in the world. Of the 250 million children around the world who cannot read or write, 116 million of them live in India. With that number so high, India was a priority for Effect.org to open schools. Their school team began creating lessons plans, curricula and sourcing locations for their first schools. Effect.org works closely with parents, continuously determining improvements and changes to their schools.
I visited Sierra Leone in 2015 right after the Ebola outbreak when schools were shut down for a year. During this year, teenage pregnancy quadrupled. I want to help provide a space for children to learn and grow but also to be safe and to be kids. Childhood should be the most carefree and fun loving part of everyone's life - I want to make sure that's the case for these kids as well.