All posts by Larissa Ocampo

About Larissa Ocampo

I'm the Online Community Manager at One Girl. I live and breathe social media, online communities and connecting with amazing people all around the world who are on about changing the world.

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6 ways you can help One Girl educate more girls in 2017

By | Amazing Supporters, Blog, Fundraising, Our amazing team | No Comments

It’s only February, but there’s a LOT happening at One Girl HQ. This year we’re growing and hoping to provide access to education for more girls than ever before. But here’s the thing – we can’t do it alone. We need YOU if we’re going to get there. Here are 6 ways that you can help us this year. 1. Buy your gifts at the One Girl shop! Is there anything better than a one stop shop for gifts for family, friends and…let’s be real…ourselves? We’ve been filling the One Girl Shop with all new goodies for 2017 including tote…

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“It was a dream come true!” – why the first day of school can mean everything to a girl

By | Blog, Girl's story, Sierra Leone | No Comments

For so many children and parents in Australia, the next couple of weeks are full of excitement, anticipation, and preparations. It’s back to school time. For lots of kids it will be their very first day at school – a huge milestone. It’s the beginning of a journey that will take them over a decade. For any kid starting school – their life is about to change forever. Now their days will be spent in a classroom. Surrounded by their peers. Being taught how to read, how to write, and how to add and subtract. But they’ll be taught more…

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It’s back to school for these girls!

By | Blog, Our amazing team, Sierra Leone | No Comments

Something very special happened in Sierra Leone last week. For 300 girls, it was a moment they’d been looking forward to for months, and for some, maybe even years… they started a new school year! Sierra Leone runs on a September – June academic year, so for the past two months our in-country Programs Coordinator, Emmanuel (who you met in our previous blog) and his team have been flat out. If you’ve ever had to get 1-2 kids back to school you’ll know how much running around that can take. So imagine getting 300 girls ready! And this year things were…

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The school that took 3 years to build

By | Blog, School Awesomisation, Sierra Leone | 2 Comments

It all sounded so simple. “This school is falling down. The students need a new one. Let’s help the community build it.” We first heard about the Ronietta School’s challenges back in 2013. When the passionate Head Teacher, Mr Kargbo (below, with some of our Scholarship Girls in Ronietta), asked our in-country team to see if they could do something about the school building. It was in disrepair, with cracks appearing across the roof, walls falling down – posing danger to the students who went there. The Ronietta community had already gone to the Sierra Leone government. And appealed to other organisations. But no one…

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How 10 days in Sierra Leone nearly broke me

By | Blog, Sierra Leone | 8 Comments

For the past month I haven’t been able to do my job. I’m not sure if I should be saying this out loud since my boss is totally reading this right now (Hi, Chantelle!)… but it’s true. It’s been over a month since I got back from a trip to Sierra Leone, where I was sent to collect stories of our projects, take photos, and bring back lots of inspiration for our team and you, our incredible community of supporters. It was 100% a life-changing experience. And I don’t say that lightly. The experience completely and utterly, changed so many…

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Meet the girl who took on Everest to educate girls

By | Amazing Supporters, Challenges, Fundraising | No Comments

We are constantly inspired by our incredible community. Every day you blow us away with your passion, your creativity, and your enthusiasm. And the lengths (and heights!) you’ll go to in order to educate girls.  While most of us were vegging out, nursing food comas, or just generally eating, drinking and merry-making over the festive season, Georgia was taking on something epic. She was trekking to Everest Base Camp and she was doing it to educate girls. Starting with a goal of raising $900 to educate 3 girls – Georgia was immediately overwhelmed with the support she got. As the…

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