Donor of the Month: Integral Group
Our Donor of the Month is Integral Group's Vancouver team! Integral Group is a global engineering company that is proud to employ over 24% female technical staff, as compared to the 13% female technical staff participation in the industry. As a strong believer that increasing the number of women in STEM and technical fields leads to a better future, Integral Group feels honoured and inspired to help transform Purity’s dream of becoming a mechanical engineer into a reality!
Over a year ago, Integral Group realized that while women face pertinent barriers to entering STEM disciplines in economically developed countries, these obstacles are heightened in Purity's situation. In order to help her overcome economic and social challenges that would bar her from achieving her goals, Integral Group raised over $3,500 towards Purity's laptop, first year tuition and living expenses. However, Integral Group's efforts did not end there, as they continue to proudly fundraise for Purity's second year of university.
Integral Group appreciated the value of women's participation in STEM and realizes its positive effects on a community as a whole. In addition to supporting Purity through her post-secondary education, the company actively supports and promotes women in engineering through fundraisers, female focused co-op initiatives, and Women in STEM Job Fairs. Integral Group also shows their support by celebrating International Women’s Day, a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. This day of awareness is not limited to one country or government but is inclusive of all nations of the developing and developed world. Integral Group believes that an educated woman is critical to the success of any nation, developing or developed.
Last year, Joe Quad, Integral Group's former Project Manager and an avid One Girl Can supporter, visited Kenya with our team. He got a chance to meet Purity in person and discuss her aspirations and goals for the future. He was particularly fond of Purity's devotion to developing her Mechanical Engineering career in her home country of Kenya. Rather than searching for opportunities internationally, Purity would like to help empower other women in her community to become educated and pursue careers in STEM.
We are so proud of Integral Group's hard work in fundraising towards Purity's education. With 80% already raised for Purity's second year, we are looking forward to collaborating with Integral Group to ensure Purity achieves her goal of becoming a Mechanical Engineer!
What can my donation provide For a Sponsor a high school student
$50Help fund tuition for a high school girl
$250Fund six months of high school for a girl
$500Fully sponsor a girl for one year, including tuition and board
$21Fund six months of high school for a girl
$42Fully sponsor a girl for one year, including tuition and board
$84Fully sponsor two girls for one year, including tuition and board
What can my donation provide For a Sponsor a university student
$300Co-sponsor a university student
$500Buy a laptop for a first year university student
$1000Cover tuition expenses for a university student for one year
$3500Fully sponsor a girl for one year of university, including tuition, living expenses and laptop
$25Co-sponsor a university student
$42Buy a laptop for a first year university student
$84Cover tuition expenses for a university student for one year
$292Fully sponsor a girl for one year of university, including tuition, living expenses and laptop
What can my donation provide For a Build A School
$50Buy 35 cinderblocks to help build one wall of a classroom at Ushirika School.
$100Buy 4 bags of cement to help the building of Ushirika School.
$250Buy a door and framing for a classroom at Ushirika School.
$10Your monthly donation buys 44 cinderblocks to help build a wall at Ushirika School
$17Your monthly donation buys a window for a classroom for Ushirika School
$25Your monthly donation buys a desk and bench for 2 students at Ushirika School
What can my donation provide For a Unrestricted Donation
$50Your donation can help to give one desk and bench for two students.
$100Provide school spirit with two sets of sports uniforms for 25 girls so they can stay active while at school.
$250Further the voices of tomorrow with one desktop computer for journalism club.
$10Outfit a girls sports team with two sets of uniforms.
$50Promote performance and fine arts education for girls by supporting with musical instruments for music and dance groups.
$66Can help provide a water tank adequate for drinking water for a whole school.