day of the girl
Besides being a fundamental human right, gender equality is essential to achieve societies with faster economic growth and sustainable development. Yet in many places, discrimination and violence against girls and women is still rampant.
Many believe that gender inequality only impacts the lives of girls in developing countries; but it’s an injustice that prevails in all corners of the world, even in Canada. Canadian women have been one of the most powerful sources of growth in recent decades – but we need to do more to make sure girls and women everywhere can thrive.
International Day of the Girl (October 11, 2020) aims to shine a light on these injustices and the many challenges girls still face. The origins of the annual event go back to 1995 with the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most comprehensive policy agenda for women’s empowerment to date. Since then, more girls have gone on to attend school while fewer are getting married or becoming mothers while still children themselves. learn more
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NOW OPEN! In our effort to continue raising money to finish the construction of Ushirika School, we'll be hosting a silent auction with some incredible items you won't want to miss out on.
This year, we are excited to partner with VELA Wealth in support of International Day of the Girl!
“At VELA Wealth we believe we can all be catalysts for transforming the world and that thought leadership becomes stronger through collaboration. The entrepreneurial spirit exhibited by Lotte Davis in creating the One Girl Can organization, and the educational foundation it is fostering for young women, aligns with our core belief in Family, Community, and Legacy,” says Jason Boudreau, VELA Wealth.
100% of proceeds from the auction will go to supporting education for over 600 students in the biggest urban slum in Africa, including a secondary school for girls. The new three-story cement structure will be equipped with a science lab, a new library, kitchen facilities, and of course classrooms to create a safe and dynamic learning environment for the students.
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.