Educating girls is one of the fastest and most effective ways of promoting global economic development and is the key to ending poverty and injustice towards women. When girls are given equal access to quality education and are supported to reach their potential, they can literally change the world. When girls are educated and empowered they marry later and are less likely to experience spousal violence, they have fewer children, they are healthier and more likely to seek quality healthcare for themselves and their children, and they invest a higher percentage of their income in their communities.
Poverty can only be alleviated and gender parity achieved when when women join the workforce, begin to earn their own living, and assume positions of leadership in the community, in business, in technology, in healthcare, and in politics.
When you invest in a girl’s education, you are investing in the world.
We are a registered charity based in Vancouver, Canada and have been working directly and collaboratively with selected schools and communities in Kenya and Uganda since 2008. Our hands-on approach and frequent visits to Africa have helped us accelerate our activities and develop a holistic business model that supports a girl from the time she leaves primary school, until the day she gains meaningful employment. Along the way, we invest in the school she attends to build the infrastructure that will ensure her capacity for learning and her safety is optimized.
The opportunities available to my own daughters is something I will never take for granted. Access to education should not be a privilege.
Michele Matthews, CHRP, CEC
Chair VP Organizational Development
In Africa, I saw the hopes and dreams of the girls we met were no different than my own or those I have for my kids.
GM, VP Sales Contemporary Office Interiors
Im passionate about education because it is both an intrinsic right and a way to break the cycle of poverty in Africa.
Kacey Krenn LLB
Harris & Company