Today was the first day of Project Humble: A week-long adventure in giving back. I decided to give my daughter each task the night before so she can prepare, as some of the projects require a particular wardrobe. Her first task of the week required her to visit the website, girls count.one.org.
The website claims that there are 130,000,000 girls around the world who are being denied an education. The organization’s goal is to educate the rest of the world, get them to jump on board by participating in their global project of counting each girl out loud, and presenting the world’s longest video (approximately 8 years long) to those in power. Their hope is that by presenting the video, with the support of those involved, those in power will have no choice but to listen and make a change.
Skylar’s job? Visit the website to learn about her challenge, choose a number, create a piece of artwork representing the number she chose, choose a location, and have a video taken with her saying the number.
I sent her the following document so she could start thinking about what she wanted to say and where she wanted to shoot the video:
She chose to go to downtown Nashville to shoot her video in front of the mural on the side of the the Green Pea Salon.
So check it out and while you’re at it, go make your own and share it because GIRLS COUNT!