Amazing Contributions

The last month has been a month of amazing donations to Room to Grow Foundation. In addition to throwing another killer fundraiser, the folks at ELC Bangkok were able to help set up our new child protection office with a fantastic computer which will help manage files and finances, communicate with donors and directors. With time ticking down until the start of the school year, we put out a call for help getting 29 children registered for another year at Thai school, especially to get their school fees and uniforms paid for in time. Today, we'll be completing their ...

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Menstruation: Lets Emoji About It

A recent article in the Guardian talks about Plan International's search for an emoji that has something to say about menstruation. It points out that there are over 1,000 emojis in Unicode, including ones for many bodily functions (smiling poo being a regular favorite), but nothing at all about getting your period, something that is happening to approximately 800 million people around the world, right now. Its easy to dismiss the call, but the lack of an emoji says a lot about the continued silence around menstruation. As a taboo topic, it is difficult for girls to ...

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