Mary Baldwin Students Hold Fundraiser To Help Girls In Africa

STAUNTON, Va. - A group of girls at Mary Baldwin College are getting together to make the dream of going to school come true for other girls in Africa.

The students are a part of an organization at Mary Baldwin called the Clinton Global Initiative.

It's an initiative that focuses on women's development and this year they're working to bring awareness about education for girls in Senegal.

It's that program that brought these girls together from around the world today and their goal is to send 25 girls in Senegal, Africa to middle school next semester.

"It's important for us to take an initiative as women to help other women in other countries and not just in other countries but here in the states too because there are people here that suffer, girls here that suffer as well from not getting an education unfortunately," says Shekira Ramdas, President of the MBC Clinton Global Initiative.

"The feeling that you're helping someone that needs it most, it's very powerful and inspiring," says student Sabrina Phansa.

They're trying to raise $2,500 to help these African girls.

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