Raising $15,000 to support my volunteer efforts to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation and Early Childhood Marriage
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the practice of cutting and removing the flesh of the vagina on girls ages 1 month to 14 years old.
Over 50% of women over 35 in Kenya have been mutilated and many were forced into marriage as children
70% of girls had flesh removed from their vagina and 17% were also sewn closed, requiring an additional medical procedure to allow for intercourse and childbirth.
$15,000 is necessary to fund my volunteer efforts and support the construction of 2 rescue centers to house 130 young girls forced into early marriages, mutilated through circumcision, and victims of domestic violence and incest to be rescued and placed in a safe environment that will ensure their health, education, and protection from abuse and exploitation.
Donations due September 30, 2015: Help me bring SOUL YOGA to OFF THE MAT INTO THE WORLD's GLOBAL SEVA CHALLENGE in Kenya October 2015 http://www.offthematintotheworld.org/seva-challenge
I began teaching Yoga in 2009 to encourage students to embrace the power of positive thinking to create a loving relationship with their Self on and off the Yoga mat. I believe that Yoga nourishes the Soul and that the time we spend on the mat working on the Self is helping to elevate the collective consciousness in our communities. I am inspired by my own spiritual evolution to share the gift of Yoga with the world! I teach Spoken Word Yoga classes and lead transformational Yoga retreats around the world. Please visit www.spokenwordyoga.com for more information. Namaste!
- Martina Michalova
- Dellene Acampa
- Melanie Camp
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