Journal

Donor of the Month: Judy Rhee

Judy Rhee, a junior at University Hill Secondary School, is an incredible young woman who was so inspired after reading Malala Yousafzai's book she started a Girls' Education club at her high school.

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Donor of the Month: Ava Koldenhof

12 year old Ava has been selling handmade beaded angels for four years to raise money for her favourite charities.

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Rita's Story

Rita's parents had to sell most of their land so she could go to high school. Now she wants to prove women can thrive in tech by becoming a software engineer.

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Donor of the Month: Brockton School

It's not just the students in our program we think are amazing, Canadian students can be pretty incredible too!

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Why girls' education is good for the planet

Is investing in girls' education the secret weapon against climate change? Promising new studies suggest it might be.

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The girl rollerblading across America

Meet Yanise, the 23-year-old rollerblading across the United States, with no money, to fundraise for One Girl Can.

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Donor of the Month: Abbie Niles Francis

Abbie Niles Francis, has a very special and personal story about why her family have chosen to make a significant contribution to a much needed dormitory rebuild at Magomano School.

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Why Africa needs girls in STEM

Over the past two decades, there has been a global push to engage women and girls in STEM. STEM – or science, technology, engineering and math - has long seen girls outperformed by boys in school and underrepresented in the workplace.

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Donor of the Month: Beedie

Meet our March Donor of the Month, Beedie Development Group! Not only does Beedie sponsor three girls through their studies at university, they are also a proud platinum sponsor of One Girl Can’s annual #IWant2Be event.

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Reflecting on the 10 year milestone

In 2008, I went to Africa with the intent to impact gender inequality for girls, but with no real blueprint for how we could achieve this. This International Women’s Day, I’m reflecting on all that we’ve achieved in the last 10 years.

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Donor of the Month: vitruvi

Meet our February Donor of the Month, contemporary and socially-conscious essential oils company vitruvi.

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A view into the Kibera Slum

The Kibera slum is the oldest and biggest slum in Africa. It’s about the size of central park with over a million people living in it, and no government services whatsoever to provide water, electricity, garbage pickup, healthcare, or education.

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8 Reasons to Invest in Girls in 2018

This year why not make a resolution that’s easy to keep, and give back? Here are 8 reasons to invest in girls' education.

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SEPTEMBER 2017: The momentum is building...

Every trip to Kenya and Uganda over the past 9 years has been filled with trial and error, discovery and learning, implementation and modification. This trip was different.

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A University Scholarship Will Change Her Life

For a girl in Africa, the day one of university will be more than first day jitters. It will change the course of her life. One Girl Can’s #newbeginnings campaign will give girls a once-in-a-lifetime chance to escape the cycle of poverty and win control of her life.

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How I Began Building Schools For Girls In Africa

Empowering women to take their rightful place in society has been a passion of mine since the 60’s, when I first became aware of how undervalued women are.

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MENTORING – WE BELIEVE IN GIRLS

The biggest contribution we can make to help mobilize the women of the world is to support each other every day.

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BEATRICE’S STORY

I came to know Beatrice from the candid photo we took of her in Uganda in 2014 (above). I hadn’t yet met her or talked to her, but her image became frozen in my mind. I didn’t know then the incredible reach and global connections that would be made from this one image and moment.

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Graduation Day

Four years ago, if you had have told Grace Hinzano and Everlyne Kahindi that they would graduate from University with a BA in Education, there wouldn’t have been the remotest chance they’d believed you.

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Medina

Medina is an A+ student. She is intelligent, wired for academia and gifted in mathematics and science. Medina's mother has 5 children and makes a living fetching water and washing clothes.

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February 2017

This trip marked my twelfth to Africa since 2008, and with each visit I'm astounded by the growth - Physically, in the sheer number of buildings that keep going up...

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Millicent

My name is Millicent. I have lived in the Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya, since childhood. The slums are harsh conditions for a child, and girls are vulnerable to rape, neglect, robbery and sickness.

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