Have you ever wondered what you can accomplish when you combine music, technology, and a passion for girls’ education? We can tell you the answer: Over $17,000 in sponsorships for 29 girls!!
On June 10, the GIRLS WHO ROCK concert brought together music artists JoJo, Nikki Jean, Eddy, KimberlyNichole, Nina Sky, and DJ Kiss, with live-tweeting and a dancing robot during this summer’s Internet Week New York — and raised enough money to send 29 girls to school at the Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda! This is a huge jump from the first GIRLS WHO ROCK concert, which proudly sponsored three girls in Tanzania with $6,000.
John Wanda, founder of AAH, returned from his summer trip to Uganda, where he told the girls all about She’s the First and the GIRLS WHO ROCK concert. Check out these photos he brought back — some of the girls share what they want to be the first to do!
They’ll be sending us their pictures and letters soon, and we’ll post their letters on the blog so you can write back. We can’t wait to meet them!
Thank you to EVERYONE — attendees, CauseVox page donors, GIRLS WHO ROCK production team, tweeters, etc. — who supported GIRLS WHO ROCK!