Official Do It In A Dress Blog
Jeneba’s seen and experienced things no one should ever have to. During the war in Sierra Leone, rebel soldiers locked her family inside their home, and set fire to it. She was forced to watch on as her mother, sister and aunt were burnt alive. Jeneba’s father, a soldier on the front line, was also killed during the war.
These are the painful memories that Jeneba would rather forget.
After being left an orphan, Jeneba spent some time living with her step-sister. But when her step-sister became pregnant, there was no longer any room for Jeneba - so she was again...
Today we catch up with one serious Do It In A Dress legend. Emily is a One Girl Ambassador and an all-round champ, and this year she's undertaken one of the craziest dressy challenges we've seen so far..wearing her school dress for 150 days. IN. A. ROW. WOAH. That is serious commitment! We wanted to catch up with the amazing woman behind this challenge - and ask her what's inspired her incredible challenge...
Hey Emily! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I'm Emily, currently a third year student at the University of Newcastle studying Electrical Engineering. I'm incredibly passionate about what I study...
YO dressers! So many good things happened this week - and we realised we're coming into the home stretch of Do It In A Dress month! But you guys aren't showing any signs of slowing down - this is going to be a sprint to the finish!
This week we hit the HUGE milestone of $200,000 raised - and we're now at over $220,000 - which means over 700 girls are getting educated. THAT IS INCREDIBLE!!
We saw lots of Yoga action this week, with the Adelaide Yoga Flow community getting dressy - loving those poses, guys! And all the way over...
When you educated a girl, you educate a nation.
Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.
846 girls are getting educated because we've raised $253,859!
Carolyn received $25 from Andy
Gracie received $20 from Isabella
Arielle received $25 from Jake E