Free screening of 'Girl Rising'
"Girl Rising" is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, that promotes a powerful truth: educating girls in the developing world can transform families, communities, entire countries -- and break the cycle of poverty in just one generation.
The students of College of San Mateo Middle College, having learned more about the vicious cycle of poverty and how empowering women can break that cycle, are holding this event to call attention to the International Day of the Girl and to raise funds to help impoverished women in Guatemala start small businesses and keep their kids in school.
Baked goods, raffle tickets for dinners at local restaurants and a GoPro camera will be on sale. All funds raised will go towards microloans for women through Namaste-Direct, in collaboration with San Mateo Rotary Club and The Middle College and Hillsdale Effect.