TAL #023 TROY ANDERSON

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • Speak Up's mission of creating a new reality for girls in poverty
  • How Speak Up is transforming the lives of girls in Bangladesh via education, a safe home, and practical legal casework
  • Creating a new way of thinking for and about girls
  • How the statistic that 2/3 of the girls in Bangladesh are married before the age of 18 is changing
  • The new normal being created for the girls of the next generation
  • How Troy's upbringing informs his work
  • What Troy saw as a volunteer in Thailand + India that affected him deeply
  • The conundrum the question, "What is your dream?" initially caused for the girls
  • How Troy sets boundaries between his heart and his work to maintain a work-life balance
  • Troy's three wishes for his girls
  • What the card in his wallet from a girl in the Girls Education Program says
  • How you can make a difference in one girl's life

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

As people’s minds are changed, that’s when the real progress or change can happen.
— Troy Anderson
There might be 500 million girls in poverty right now that are vulnerable, maybe not to brothels or child marriage, but to just being mistreated because they are poor and female.
— Troy Anderson
It’s not about ME. It’s about what WE can do.
— Troy Anderson

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SHOW NOTES:

SPEAK UP FOR THE POOR.org

How to sponsor a girl

SPEAK UP on Instagram

SPEAK UP on Facebook

SPEAK UP on Twitter

Email: Contact@SpeakUpForThePoor.org

 

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