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    Posted June 6, 2013 by
    London, Ontario
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    Girls + Education: Your message

    A stone thrown in the ocean


    Dear Girls of the World,


    The education of girls – of you – is what will allow the entire world to flourish. As Principal of Brescia University College, in London Ontario, the only university for women in Canada, I am privileged to witness the effects of education on the mind and lives of young women.


    Every day, I see our students’ intelligence being cultivated, confidence growing, leadership emerging and wisdom unfolding as their education progresses and deepens. More wondrously, however, is that as their knowledge increases, their minds expand and their consciousness is raised about the world in which we all live. So not only do they develop as individuals, but they also evolve as citizens – global citizens – committed to bringing about a more compassionate and just world.


    Through their education, these young women learn how to think creatively and imaginatively, how to take action, how to challenge the old ways of thinking and to ask the hard questions so that new solutions and answers pour forth.


    The education of one girl can mean the enlightenment of a whole family, community or region because she will share her knowledge. An educated girl is a stone thrown in the ocean. There is no telling how far the rings she created will reach – they simply continue to radiate outwards. This is the power of educating girls: they will grow to become strong and empowered women and they can change everything. You can too!

    Learn more by visiting http://www.brescia.uwo.ca.


    Dr. Colleen Hanycz,
    Principal, Brescia University College

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