special season of giving

By Matthew Gakowski

I'm Doing It In A Dress because...

Polish physicist and chemist, Marie Curie (1867-1934), was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in 1903 after her recognition for physics through her study of spontaneous radiation. Nonetheless, Curie was the first person ever and only woman to win two Nobel prizes with the second Nobel Prize for chemistry after her study of radioactivity in 1911. Women like Marie Curie initiate innovative steps in science and academia which revolutionise medicine and science as a whole. 

Around 135 million girls worldwide are denied the access to education. In underprivileged countries like Sierra Leone it is more likely that a girl is to be married before the age of 18 than she is to finish high school - and only 39% of girls ever complete high school. Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

"Everyone has the right to education... Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit... Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms."

Living Standards like that of Sierra Leone MUST be resolved so that women have the right and opportunity to revolutionise science and scholarship world wide like Marie Curie. 

Going into 2023, education is a quintessential part of my career pathway as it shapes and manipulates ones character. Over this Christmas season say no to useless presents and gifts and utilize the season of giving in a way which can help others. Specifically the 135 million girls worldwide who are deprived of education. 

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