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A selfless vision of how to better the world, Sophomore Myra Bajwa and Dean Rowe began a club to support girls on a local and global level. Their motivation? Other people. “I know a lot of people in other countries and I’ve heard their stories on how they are denied access to education,” Bajwa said.

In the tiny conference room tucked away in the sophomore house, a tight-knit group dubbed the Girls Initiative Club meet. The sponsor Dean Rowe joins the discussion, moderating, but feels more like a part of the group.

The club starts their meeting with a web page. They took a look at Girlup.org, a United Nations-sponsored organization that supports girls in low-income countries. They draw inspiration and motivation from the site.

Starting on the local level, the group has targeted Granger Middle School. “Right now we are looking at doing a big sisters program with our middle schools,” Rowe explained. A member said that a big sister program could lead to a continuing stream of people in the club.

There is an effortless and safe discussion of the groups own thoughts. Bajwa said: “A small club of like-minded people helped our discussions because people felt comfortable discussing how they feel.”

A perfect example of how students can make a difference, Rowe’s advice was that you have to “bring your friends together.”

The club meets on Thursdays after school in H209!

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4 Responses to “Students start club that helps make a difference”

  1. yegor on March 23rd, 2018 7:28 am

    how do i join

  2. Nate Burleyson on March 23rd, 2018 7:58 am

    Thursdays in H209 after school!

  3. The Lockerbanks on March 23rd, 2018 10:40 am

    Wow thanks Nate!

  4. A Legit Student on April 12th, 2018 7:39 am

    I think that it really is not selfless and they are just doing it for their college resumes. This is because all the juniors and the seniors are looking for that thing to make them stand out and so they start clubs just to make their resumes look better. Also it is sexist because there is no club for guys and they don’t have any initiative club.

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