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"Education, Equality, and Empowerment"

2014 - 2015 Member of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce

DID YOU KNOW? Why it is imperative that the world’s 3.4 billion girls and women have the same chances to gain an education as boys and men? Basic education is a human right that allows people to live fuller, healthier, more satisfying lives. For societies and economies as a whole, education is also a strategic investment to improve their prospects for development. For all countries, educating all their people, not just half of them, makes the most sense for future progress. Systematic disadvantage in access to schools for girls translates into a less educated workforce, inefficient allocation of labor, lost productivity and consequently diminished progress of economic development. The benefits from women’s education go both beyond higher productivity for them and beyond economic growth. Women with more education tend to be healthier, have fewer children, and secure better health care and education for their children.

These benefits transmit to their communities at large and cascade across generations. While gender accounts for observed disparities in education, poverty persists as the most important and pervasive factor for education inequality. According to calculations based on individual data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in 24 low-income countries, on average, only 34 percent of girls in the poorest-quintile households in these countries complete primary school, compared with 72 percent of girls in the richest-quintile households, a difference of 38 percentage points due to income poverty alone. In comparison, controlling for income, the gap between the poorest girls and the poorest boys is about 10 percentage points, and that between the richest girls and the richest boys is 12 percentage points, showing narrower gender inequality among the poor than among the rich. (Source - World Bank: King, E. and Nyugen, V., 2013, "Intersecting Sources of Education Inequality".)

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When you dream .... "Dream no small dreams', for [small dream's] have no power to move the hearts of men." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German playwright)

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." ~ Khalil Gibran, 1923, "The Prophet", (Arab poet, writer, artist, and philosopher)

All Children and Adults are GIFTED with special talents that can be uncovered.

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The Chef at 15 - NY Times Magazine
by Board President - Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11:05 AM
The Chef at 15

MARCH 28, 2014

One weekend in February, in the kitschy, barnlike house he shares with his mother and grandmother in the San Fernando Valley, Flynn McGarry was preparing an eight-course tasting menu for 15 guests. The McGarrys’ living room, which is dominated by a gigantic brick fireplace, had been cleared to make room for four tables draped with white tablecloths that his mom, Meg, steamed and pressed before moving on to the silver. “We’re having a ‘Downton Abbey’ moment here,” she said.

McGarry, who turned 15 in November, has been hosting his supper club — which he calls Eureka, after the street where he used to live — since he was 11½. Cooking what he calls “progressive American cuisine” is a time-consuming endeavor, and the $160-a-head tasting menus can take somewhere on the order of eight days to prepare. By noon on Saturday, McGarry had finished making the ember-roasted carrot gelée to go with the smoked egg yolk that would be served alongside compressed mango, pickled mustard seeds and coffee-pickled carrots. The beets for the beet Wellington, a dish inspired by a photo of rare beef Wellington that he saw on Instagram, sat in the smoker; they had already been roasted over wood chips and steamed. The beets would eventually be swathed in a mushroom duxelle, dotted with beet greens, enveloped in puff pastry and accompanied on the plate by a smear of creamed sorrel, a beet bordelaise sauce made with reduced ember-roasted beet juice and a single smoked, glazed date. continue reading by using this link to article… 

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A Community Event in May: Volunteering by Giving and Doing
by Board President - Sunday, March 30, 2014, 10:59 AM

Greetings to you! The 3rd Goal is pleased to announce that we are planning a event in May. The proceeds from this event will in part go to the Bill Mehr Drop-In Center. We are planning to host a Youth Volunteer event. Currently, we have 10 tables that we are trying to fill for this two hour event on May 17, 2014, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Tall Oaks Community Center located near the Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation area.

For-Profit and Non-Profit participants will secure a table in order to help us raise funds that will be given to support the Prince William Drop-In Center and Servants At Work (S.A.W.).

Currently, we have the participation of these area Non-Profits and For-Profit organizations:

The 3rd Goal, Inc.

New Creatures-in-Christ Ministries

The 25th Project

BB&T Bank

The Street Light

Henson Arts in Learning

9Round Fitness

The United States Army

Thank you for your time and consideration as we make this effort to create an event in May. Please send any questions you might have to ...

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Why young girls do not see themselves as Engineers or Programmers
by Board President - Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 09:10 PM
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Children are our Future! What talents do your kids possess?
by Board President - Monday, March 10, 2014, 12:12 PM

From the young and talented Kaitlyn Maher, who is 10 years old and a veteran singer, from Ashburn, Virginia. "Let it Go" from the awesome movie Frozen [recorded] before returning to LA yesterday! Hope you enjoy it! Xo, Kaitlyn ‪#‎Frozen‬ ‪#‎LetItGo‬ Please click on this link to check it out (may only be viewable on certain devices or in certain countries due to restrictions):

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Becoming a Member of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce
by Board President - Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 12:51 PM
We are pleased to announce that The 3rd Goal: Gender Equality and Empowering Women has become a member of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. We are excited to see how our involvement with the Chamber of Commerce will impact our programs and organization.

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An update from The 3rd Goal on our progress …
by Board President - Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 02:43 PM
I wanted to keep you up to date, those of you who might be reading our web portal and following our progress. Currently, we few at The 3rd Goal have been receiving a few volunteers to our program and will be meeting with each of them as we are able. Our need for teachers who would want to help create programs for children is something that we are in current search for in the Woodbridge, Virginia and Prince William County areas. 

We have been gearing up to create a Educational and Community Volunteer Youth Fair in the Woodbridge, Virginia location at this time. We hope that our event will take place in May of this year. We are looking forward to meeting new people and becoming more entrenched in our local surroundings. Thank you for your time and support by visiting and donating when and if possible. 
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Frederick County Parks and Rec TV - Engineering for Kids
by Board President - Thursday, February 6, 2014, 05:18 PM

Engineering4Kids : Published on Feb 4, 2013

Lead Instructor Sarah Millman explains Engineering for Kids class activities in this Frederick County Parks and Rec TV segment!

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15 Year old Kelvin Doe WoWs M.I.T. by THNKR
by Board President - Thursday, February 6, 2014, 05:07 PM

THNKR via Google+ 1 year ago

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the "Visiting Practitioner's Program" at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future. 

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Father David and a New Well in Kitgum, Uganda
by Board President - Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 10:29 PM

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Nelson Mandela Will be Mourned Globally
by Board President - Friday, December 6, 2013, 01:32 AM

Nelson Mandela

Former President of South Africa

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who was imprisoned and then became a politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.


Born: July 18, 1918, Mvezo, South Africa

Died: December 5, 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa

Spouse: Graça Machel (m. 1998), Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (m. 1958–1996), Evelyn Mase (m. 1944–1958)

Children: Makaziwe Mandela, Zenani Mandela, Makgatho Mandela, Madiba Thembekile Mandela, Zindziswa Mandela, Malengani Machel, Josina Z. Machel

Awards: Nobel Peace Prize, Bharat Ratna, Time's Person of the Year, Sakharov Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Congressional Gold Medal, Arthur Ashe Courage Award, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Gandhi Peace Prize, Philadelphia Liberty Medal, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, Lenin Peace Prize, Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, Nishan-e-Pakistan, Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights, Ambassador of Conscience Award, International Simón Bolívar Prize, United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights, Order of the Nile, World Citizenship Award, U Thant Peace Award, Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize, Isitwalandwe Medal, Indira Gandhi Award for International Justice and Harmony, Freedom of the City of Aberdeen, Bruno Kreisky Award, UNESCO Peace Prize, Carter–Menil Human Rights Prize, Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award, Giuseppe Motta Medal, Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize, J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding, W E B DuBois International Medal, Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, Harvard Business School Statesman of the Year Award

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