UQES "Do It in a Dress"
10 October, 2016
Economics Society (UQES)
In Week 11 the UQES will be “doing it in a dress” where participants from the UQES exec team will be donning dresses to raise money for women’s education in Africa!
One of the major inhibitors of economic development in the world is lack of investment in education. Without appropriate human capital, countries often get stuck in the poverty trap. Furthermore, economic research has shown that women are generally more responsible with money than men in many developing countries. By supporting women with education, the UQES hopes that we can help gender equality and also help break the poverty trap.
Our goal is to raise at least $1000 - enough to educate 3 girls for a year. Help get behind the UQES and make a difference!
Donations can be made here: http://www.doitinadress.com/team/uqes
Our president Phillip Womack has also set a personal target of $500. If reached he promises to sacrifice his dignity and attend the AGM in a dress!
Donations to Phil can be made here: http://www.doitinadress.com/phillip-womack
When: 10-14 October
Why: to educate young women in Africa