Tanja's back in school uniform

CLARENCE Valley artist and musician Tanja Ackerman is back in school uniform for a good cause.

She has donned uniform as part of a world-wide movement to help young girls in Sierra Leone, West Africa, go to school.

"I am skating, busking, riding a horse,fishing, boating, riding a tractor painting and playing the cello in nothing more than a school dress," Ms Ackerman said.

"My mission is to raise $500 which will give girls in Sierra Leone, West Africa access to education through scholarships, school rehabilitation projects and access to sanitary pads."

Inspired by the realisation that we often take education and easy access to schooling for granted, Ms Ackerman said she has always looked to support good organizations that are engaging people in a fun and unique way.

"We all appreciate the work that One Girl is doing in Africa and that they are inspiring people to do more," she said.

Do it in a Dress is global movement where individuals and teams sign up to wear a school dress, so that girls in Africa can go to school.

In 2011, it's inaugural year, 77 people from six countries wore a school dress, so that girls in Sierra Leone could wear one too.

In 30 days, participants raised $43,000, which sent 100 girls in Sierra Leone to school, and provided access to sanitary pads to 147 women.

To support Tanja go to www.doitinadress.com/Tanja



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