We’d like to extend a BIG thank you to everyone who’s reached out or donated to The SEGway Project since seeing our latest interview on Wordnet Productions. Your generosity is overwhelming and beyond appreciated!
Do you live in Delaware?!? In case you do, check out how the Notre Dame Club of Delaware is coming together to support SEGway soccer girls. Everyone is welcome so if you happen to be in the Wilmington area on Friday, December 27th stop by Catherine Rooney’s at 5:30pm to help the DE Irish reach their goal of sponsoring a soccer girl! For more information, please visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/357738134362688/
And for those of you who may not be the biggest Fighting Irish fans but still want to support The SEGway Project, we forgive you and suggest that you visit our website to see how else you can get involved!
Check out how much one of The SEGway Project’s soccer girls, Hima, has grown for the better since she received the opportunity to go to school and play soccer!
Hima was the FIRST girl that the Notre Dame Women’s Soccer team sponsored through tie-dye cupcake sales in 2010. We consider her to be one of the catalysts behind the start of The SEGway Project. Her tremendous growth in the classroom and on the soccer field illustrate to us the power of the Girl Effect. Hima gives us hope and motivation. Even though we celebrate her success thus far, she serves as a constant reminder that their are millions of other “Hima’s” out there, waiting for their chance to go to school, play soccer, and to finally break the cycle of poverty they were born into.
Hima, age 6
Hima, age 6, before she had the opportunity to go to school.
Hima, age 11, reading at School.
Hima and TSP co-founder Lindsay at the temple in Surkhet, Nepal.
Over the course of the next year the Wall Street Journal will be following co-founder Lindsay as she continues to build The SEGway Project during her first post-undergrad year along with the help of Courtney, Liz and TSP supporters all over the United States. You can check out Lindsay’s first WSJ blog post here. And remember, follow The SEGway Project on Twitter for more frequent updates!
Despite torrential monsoon rains and blistering summer heat, the Kopila Valley girls have been busy practicing “football” with co-founder Lindsay after school. Nothing can stop these girls!
The SEGway Project would like to extend a big THANK-YOU to everyone who donated soccer equipment for this trip, especially Notre Dame Women’s Soccer for sending us with plenty of awesome soccer balls. The girls are thrilled to be able to practice with more than one ball that does not instantly pop – quite a luxury around here!
Our friends over at Activyst recently launched their campaign to help more girls around the world play sports. We think their bag AND their goal is pretty awesome! See for yourself: http://igg.me/at/activyst
Did you see it?! While Lindsay Brown was in NYC last week celebrating the United Nations’ FIRST International Day of the Girl, she was featured on the Today Show with Seventeen Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket. In case you missed it, you can check out their interview and see them talk all about Seventeen Magazine’s Pretty Amazing Contest and The SEGway Project here: