FUELING EDUCATION FOR OUR GIRLS
Education shouldn’t be a privilege, but a right that is freely given to girls around the world to fulfill their full potential. Quality education is the solution to ending all of the world’s biggest problems, but many girls don’t have access to an education, talk less one of quality.
We don’t just want all girls to go and stay in school, we also want them to realize their full potential and the opportunities that an inclusive and quality education of at least 12 -years of learning with their peers can provide.
Education is the great equalizer, but we must ensure that all education is equal.
In addition to the challenges affecting girls such as, but not limited to, societal and gender norms, early child marriage, unsafe roads and long distances, lack of access to comprehensive sexuality education, menstrual hygiene products and learning supplies and materials, school related gender based violence, and a limited number of women educators who believe in basic feminist practices; we acknowledge the cultural barriers keeping our girls from receiving and sustaining a quality education, especially for Black girls. The global community often minimizes the challenges of representation, cultural mannerisms and issues like colorism in education - all of which affect the way that our girls learn.
We advocate for gender and culture inclusive education by inspiring girls to be leaders, innovators and changemakers through education initiatives. In doing so, we encourage the girls that we work with to lead and create sustainable and impactful solutions for themselves and their communities. We also believe in leading with inclusive feminist principles, integrity, respect, innovation and compassion for sustainable impact.
We empower our girls with the skills that they need to be leaders, innovators and change-makers towards the Sustainable Development Goals in and outside of school through our Global Leadership Program. We mentor and encourage our girls to mobilize and be leaders in spaces and conversations that traditionally haven't been as welcoming to them, i.e. online spaces, tech, climate justice and more.
We also empower our girls to lead with confidence, courage, creativity and compassion through our Smart Girls app which prepares our girls for the 4IR and helps make the world better, one smart girl at a time.
We engage and educate stakeholders, policy influencers, community leaders and families on holistic gender and culture inclusive strategies - ultimately strengthening their sustainable development agendas and promoting girls rights and girls education.
Our Let Girls Lead campaign (2021) is our response to taking a holistic approach to girls education and building back better through a multi-sector, cross-sectional, inter-generational approach. As we stand in solidarity with our girls, we will gather commitments from influencers of change and recommendations from our girls on how we can amplify their voices and protect their well-being.
We support our girls with the necessary tools and resources that they need outside of tuition fees so that they can be remarkable girls and phenomenal scholars.
A portion of every sale from our 2021 Led By Girls products will support our initiative efforts.
We are also committed to partnering with organizations and projects that align with our mission and goals.