One Girl Can gives determined girls a chance to complete their education so they can escape extreme poverty and reach their full potential.
Education after primary school is not funded in many places in the world. But school fees for high school are unaffordable for families living in poverty.
As a result, girls will attend school when their parents can afford it. When they can’t, they are simply sent home, for often weeks at a time, to wait until school fees can be paid.
high school scholarships
We provide high school scholarships so girls can have regular access to quality education, and never miss a day of school.
690 HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
University education gives a girl in Kenya the opportunity to write her own future, pursue a career, and be empowered to live an independent life, free of violence and poverty.
425 UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS
One Girl Can provides vocational and technical training to give girls more immediate access to secure, stable jobs through employment or self-employment and help break down gender biases about work that has traditionally been considered the domain of men.
Girls and young women get the skills and training needed for in-demand jobs in their region, allowing them to successfully enter labour market more quickly. These shorter training programs are more financially accessible as well, as total education costs are significantly less than a four-year academic program.
Vocational training gives students with more limited formal schooling a pathway to higher-paying occupations and financial independence.
Access to safe schools
By building and modernizing schools, and providing scholarships to high school and university education, One Girl Can gives talented girls access to education they wouldn’t otherwise receive, providing them with a pathway to increased prosperity and independence.
Since we began in 2008, One Girl Can has built and renovated girls’ schools in some of the most marginalized regions in Kenya and Uganda, where access to education for girls is very restricted.
We partner with schools on the ground for the long-term, so as they grow, we’re there to support them.
What it means for girls and young women
By supporting training for girls and young women, you give them the opportunity to overcome high unemployment rates and gender inequality, so they can succeed in their careers.