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Donor Spotlight: Carla Hogg

Carla Hogg is the Founder and CEO of Gentle Fawn, a Vancouver-based clothing company who have teamed up with One Girl Can to take a stand for girls' rights and gender equality.

Here For Her Digital Future

This year’s International Day of the Girl is shedding light on the digital divide, and how it is reflected unfairly towards women and girls.

Donor Spotlight: Mai

For Mai’s birthday this year, she decided to do something a little different. Mai and her best friend Danny ran 26.1km (or 13.1 miles) and created a fundraiser to raise money to support a university scholarship for Felister. Read more about her story.

CEO In The Making

Purity is a recent One Girl Can graduate and the newest member of the One Girl Can team. As she begins her journey in the workplace, we know she is just getting started on her road to become a CEO. Read more about Purity and her story.

Donor Spotlight: Traction on Demand

Meet the Traction team. Last year, they successfully fundraised $35,000 to support 10 university students. This year, they've already exceeded their goal to continue supporting those students. Read more about their story.

Donor Spotlight: Cathy

Meet Cathy. She’s been supporting Antoinette’s education since her first year of university and volunteers to support with fundraising for our annual event. We are so lucky to have Cathy in our community. Learn more about her story.

Ground Breaking New Dormitory

In 2021, our goal was to provide the first-ever dormitory for Ushirika School to give the high school girls a safe and secure place to call home. This project will be life changing for the girls living in the Kibera settlement.

Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Meet Faith. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Faith recently graduated university and is now working full time in the accounting field. Learn more about her story.

Donor Spotlight: Lorena

Lorena Ponis is the owner and designer of LOLO Jewellery, designed to "expresses one’s inner beauty without words." Through her business, she created the Unity pendant just for One Girl Can. Learn more about Lorena.

Donor Spotlight: Taslim

Meet our incredible donor, Taslim. Taslim first started supporting One Girl Can after attending one of our fundraising events and speaking to our founder. Today, she sponsors Faith, a student at Ushirika School. Read more about her story.

Her Story: Faith

Meet Faith. She was one of the first students from Ushirika School to earn a One Girl Can scholarship and has been excelling in her studies ever since. She hopes to pursue a career in engineering to help better her community. Learn more about her story.

Donor Spotlight: Sasja

Meet our incredible donor, Sasja, who develops leaders everyday with her business and supports the future leaders with One Girl Can.

Voice of the Future

Despite school closures, online learning, and a global pandemic, Millie recently graduated university with honours and has already started her internship.

Celine's True Calling

When the COVID-19 restrictions forced schools to close, Celine felt her calling to help her community at a time where support is needed. Read her inspiring story and the program she started to educate the youth in her neighbourhood.

Leading By Example

One Girl Can scholarship recipient, Annastacia, recently became the first in her family to graduate university! Learn more about her story.

Her Story: Charity

Meet Charity. She is a third year student at Ushirika Secondary School who is focused on working towards her career goal so she can give back to her family and community! Learn more about her story.

A Sanctuary at Ushirika

Our most recent project building a dormitory on the campus of Ushirika School to give girls a safe and uplifting place to learn. Learn more about the dormitory.

#ChooseToChallenge

On this International Women's Day, we #ChooseToChallenge the gender inequality in the world. Find out how our incredible partners Choose to Challenge for a more equal world.

Ushirika by the Numbers

Ushirika School took many hours, people, and unwavering dedication to complete. Here's a breakdown of what it took to come to life.

Something to Celebrate:
Ushirika School Opening

We completed our biggest project in January 2020 and the Ushirika School Opening ceremony was a day to remember.

Donor Spotlight: Darlene

Meet Darlene. She’s been supporting Roseline with her education since her first year in university and now after four years, Roseline has graduated with honours!

The Strength and Resilience of One Girl

One Girl Can scholarship recipient, Roseline recently graduated university with honours! Learn more about her story.

Limitless possibilities

Doris recently completed her degree in Commerce despite dealing with a pandemic in the background. She worked hard from a small farm town to graduating university.

Her Story: Linet

Her story is one of transformations. When we met Linet as a 16 year-old, she wasn't sure if she could finish high school but graduated with top grades. She is just starting university and has a promising future.

Nova Stevens

Think like a queen: Nova Stevens

Introducing our newest ambassador: Nova Stevens. As an advocate for racial injustice and gender equality, she uses her platform with Miss Universe to make her voice heard.

Irene Muinde

Her time to Lead

Irene knew she was on the path to achieve great things when she was six years old. Now, she is an incredible leader and mentor to all the girls in the program.

Her Story: Vivian

We first met Vivian in 2017 when she earned a One Girl Can scholarship. Now, she is entering University and we are so inspired by her drive to support and give back to her mom and older sister.

Take Action for Girls

International Day of the Girl, a day to recognize the unique barriers girls around the world face due to gender discrimination, is coming up on October 11. Read more to learn why you should support girls and how you can take action for global gender equality.

Ushirika takes action

As a response to COVID-19 school closures, Ushirika School founder, David Kitavi, started a program to continue mentoring students. Read more to learn about how the program is helping girls in the Kibera slums.

Donor Spotlight: The Jennings Family

For John Jennings, being involved with One Girl Can all started with a shower and a toilet and now supporting girls' education has become a whole family affair. Read their inspiring story.

Millicent's Story: Defying Gender Norms

Millicent recently graduated from university with a journalism degree. She's always had a strong voice, education gave her the platform to use it to change the world. Learn more out her story.

Donor spotlight: Miriam

Owner of Brunette The Label, Miriam lives and breathes 'Babes Supporting Babes' - her personal and professional mantra. This means lifting up women and girls everywhere and she lives it everyday. Learn more about her story.

Donor Spotlight: Shiah

Even though they're separated by 14,000 km, Shiah and Wincate are united by their belief in the power of women and girls. And even though they've never met, through their letters, they've developed a genuine relationship. Find out how Wincate added Shiah to her family.

Donor Spotlight: Ritz

After escaping political unrest in Laos, Ritz's family escaped to a refugee camp in Thailand for two years before being sponsored to come to Canada. Now, as a successful business owner, she supports six girls with their education. Find out more about her incredible story.

Meet our youngest supporter!

Meet Betsy - an 8 year old from the UK with a goal. When she went to Kenya for the first time at 7 years old, she discovered her passion for helping other girls. She is cycling 16 miles to help raise money for the two girls she sponsors.

Royashley's story: The power to change a generation

Royashley is 16 and graduating high school with a university scholarship. Get to know more about Royashley's story of overcoming her challenges and her size.

Wincate’s Story: From Poverty to Medical School

Growing up in a slum in Kenya, Wincate's opportunities are limited but that didn't stop her from making the most of everything she's been given. Learn more about how she's overcome challenges to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor.

Donate today

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 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 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.

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