Shannon McNamara, 19, is a sophomore at Rice University, in Houston, Texas. She founded SHARE in 2008 and has traveled to Tanzania each summer since then. In the USA Shannon has spread awareness for SHARE by giving over 40 presentations across the country. Shannon is the founder of the SHARE Campus Chapter at Rice University. Shannon proves that you are never too young to make a difference. Watch this video of how She founded this fantastic organization that has benefited hundreds of African women as they strive to become better educated.
Watch Shannon Get a Shout Out from the First Lady at the White House:
Topics for Discussion:
- Why is Shannon focused on educating young woman in Africa?
- Why is it so difficult for young females to get an education in Africa?
- Get involved with the SHARE organization by first going to the website http://www.shareinafrica.org/
- Go to this link to donate, fundraise,raise awareness, or start a share chapter in your neighborhood http://www.shareinafrica.org/donate
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.