Sierra Leone Uganda

Here's The Problem

 

Over 60 million girls around the world are denied an education. One Girl works in Sierra Leone and Uganda - some of the most challenging places in the world to be born a girl.

ALMOST 50%

of female youth (15-24 years old) in Sierra Leone are illiterate

Up to 40%

of girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda are forced into child marriage

2 IN 3

girls in Sierra Leone do not attend high school. In Uganda it’s 4 in 5.

Why Do It?

Girls are denied

Over 60 million girls around the world are denied an education.

A rough start

A girl born in Sierra Leone is more likely to be a child bride than she is to attend high school.

Limited options

Without an education a girl can be kept in the cycle of poverty, and struggle to earn an income or look after herself and her family.

But education changes everything

A girl's income increases by at least 10% for every year she stays in school. She'll get married later and have a smaller, healthier family when she’s ready.
Her health, economic status, and future family all benefit.

Adamsay's* Story

All our scholarship girls have suffered through tragedy, but Adamsay's life has been worse than most.

When her parents died, she was forced to move in with her grandmother. This gave her a place to live but her grandmother was so poor she could barely afford to feed herself, so Adamsay had to find a way to provide food for both of them. She had no job, no skills, no experience, and no goods to sell.

But one morning, her market visit changed her life. Our program manager met with Adamsay and offered her the opportunity to go back to school.

Not only did Adamsay need the usual school fees, books, shoes, school bag and uniform, but the place she and her grandmother lived was so bad our program team had to find them a new home as well.

"I will be in my office, independent, taking care of myself... I will become somebody in this life."

The support transformed her life. She dared to dream of something better for herself. She allowed herself to create new dream for her future.

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Adamsay*

All our scholarship girls have suffered through tragedy, but Adamsay’s life has been worse than most.

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Florence

Florence was in primary school for one year. That’s it - just one year.

Read her story

FUNDS GO TO FOUR
GIRL FOCUSED PROJECTS

Scholarships

Our scholarships give a girl everything she needs for school.

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BUSINESS BRAINS

Equipping girls with business skills and life skills to start a business.

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School awesomisation

Making schools safe for girls (and boys), building new classrooms and toilets.

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LaunchPad

Lack of sanitary products can keep girls out of school. LaunchPad changes that, and empowers female entrepreneurs too.

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WHERE YOUR
DONATION GOES

70%
18%
12%
70% Program Expenses

Things like school materials, salaries for program staff, books, bags and building materials.

18% Fundraising

Things like marketing, salaries for fundraising staff, our ambassador program, online fundraising platform, dresses and posters.

12% Administration

Things like public liability insurance, printing, stationery, merchant fees and a proportion of salaries.

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