• Pennies for Peace

DO NOW (Discuss as a group):

·         When you see a penny on the ground, do you pick it up?  Then what do you do with it?

·         Name five things you can buy with a penny…

Now, suppose you found out that in some countries, females are not allowed to attend school.  But by collecting pennies, YOU can personally help fund schools for females your age and younger.

ACTIVITY

The organization Pennies for Peace is dedicated to collecting pennies to pay for schools, school supplies and teachers.

https://centralasiainstitute.org/stories/videos/

(View at least three videos)

Why does it matter if girls in other countries are educated or not?

·         More than 573 million women and girls worldwide are illiterate.

·         A woman’s earnings will be 10-20% higher for every year of school she completes.

·         The child of an illiterate mother has a 50% greater chance of surviving past age 5.

·         Children with educated mothers are 50% more likely to go to school.

·         Of 57 million children who aren’t in school, 31 million of them are girls.

Angelina Jolie's visit in Pakistan

Pakistan has the world’s second highest number of children not attending school, reaching 5.1 million in 2010. This is equivalent to 1 in 12 of the world’s out-of-school children. Two-thirds of Pakistan’s out of school children are girls, meaning over 3 million girls don’t have access to education. Education can make a big difference to women’s future earnings in Pakistan: women with a high level of literacy earn 95% more than women with no literacy skills.  The cycle of illiteracy and poverty need to be broken.

What can you do?

http://penniesforpeace.org/get-involved/students-helping-students/

Exit Ticket:

Make a penny jar, decorate it, and have everyone in your advocacy drop their pennies in.  If each person drops in one penny every day for two weeks, how many pennies would that be?  We have 460 students.

How much is this? ___________________

Penny jars are due the Monday before Thanksgiving.

For further study:

See the faces of the children.

http://www.news.com.au/world/the-afghan-child-exiles-living-in-poverty-in-pakistan/story-fndir2ev-1226812686403

“Poverty has a woman’s face.”

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/celebrating-mothers-day-pakistan-the-dark-side-motherhood

http://www.dawn.com/news/802516

Three-year-old selling pens to pay for school.