In my last blog post, I talked about the importance of education in helping to lower the chances of exploitation of women and children. Now, I invite you to watch Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, in which she takes several moments to address the importance of children’s rights, rights to education, and women’s rights. She makes a call to action, of taking action NOW. Watch her inspiring speech:

You can get involved with Malala’s foundation the Malala Fund and help children around the globe to receive a quality and equal education.Learn more about her organization and how you can help: Visit the Malala Fund

Once again, there are other ways and organizations you can work through to help spread education and vocational training for children, young people, and women:

Sponsor children through Compassion International – children receive education and vocational training through the Compassion program, thus helping Compassion’s campaign to break the cycle of poverty through education. For just $38 a month, you can change the life of a child. Visit to sponsor a child today.

World Vision has a Girls and Education Fund to assist women and girls around the world with getting a quality and equal education. Visit their website to learn more and to donate.

Consider getting involved with Fair Trade organizations, like Krochet Kids or Grounds for Change to help third world entrepreneurs, or  sponsor business loans to women in third world countries through World Vision.

Get involved! 

The world is at your fingertips, and the power of change is in your hands.