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Greta and Amy: Gal pals, University students and One Girl Ambassadors

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We’re firm believers in working together to achieve big goals. One Girl wouldn’t be where it is today if passionate people from varied backgrounds, and with different skill sets, didn’t come together and decide to work towards a common mission. And it’s a value we bring to everything we do: from our core team, our volunteers, and our approach to development where we work in partnership with local organisations and communities. We know we’re stronger together, and that our projects are more successful and impactful when we work collaboratively. Working together is something that comes naturally to Greta and Amy….

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Meet Amy: Writer, Parkour Practitioner, One Girl Ambassador

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Our One Girl Ambassadors are an inspiring bunch. They’re our dreamers, our doers, our trailblazers, and revolutionaries. They’re the people in our community who stand up and advocate for girls’ education, and push themselves outside of their comfort zone to lead a movement all about empowering and educating girls. That makes them our kind of people. We’ve recently opened up applications to join us and become a One Girl Ambassador, and one of the questions that has come up is “what kind of people are we looking for?” The truth is, there isn’t one answer – our Ambassadors are a diverse…

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

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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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Meet the girl who took on Everest to educate girls

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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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How to Start Your Own Community Project, Business or Non-Profit

By | Amazing Supporters, Blog, Setting up a non-profit | No Comments

My stomach sank. It was another no. Another ‘no thanks’. Another ‘I appreciate the offer, but it’s not for me.’ Rejection. It’s gross. It’s uncomfortable – and when you’re trying to start anything, a business, a community project or a non-profit – it’s part of the journey. Starting One Girl meant that we were faced with an endless stream of rejections – if only I’d known at the beginning this was just one hurdle in the role of ‘starting something’, perhaps I wouldn’t have spent so much time not believing in myself or thinking that I’d messed up. And rejection…

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There’s a secret we’ve been keeping from you…but now we’re ready to spill our guts

By | Amazing Supporters, Blog, Girl's story, Uganda | No Comments

We’ve got an exciting announcement that we can’t wait to share with you! It’s big news. It’s a HUGE step forward for us as an organisation, and it’s been a long time coming. Can you guess what it is? Since One Girl began, we’ve been working in Sierra Leone, West Africa. It’s one of the most challenging in the world to be born a girl. And we are so proud of the work we’ve been able to do there through your support. With 200 girls on scholarships, over 1200 women and girls accessing sanitary pads, two schools built, and over…

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How many cents in the dollar actually go to helping the girls you work with?

By | Administration Costs, Amazing Supporters, Blog, Fundraising, Our amazing team, Setting up a non-profit | 2 Comments

So this is the second blog post in our #AskACharity series – and it’s a great question! And one that is often asked in a variety of different ways. How much money get’s spent on admin? Fundraising? Operations? How much of what you raise actually helps the girls? Our answer to these questions? All of it. EVERY cent of the dollar you donate goes towards helping the girls we work with – it’s just that some of it goes more directly to helping the girls than others. We know that many people get uncomfortable around admin / fundraising and operation…

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How can I help?

By | Amazing Supporters, Blog, Opportunities, Our amazing team | One Comment

It’s a question we get asked all too often, and it comes in many different shapes and sizes. “How can I help?” “Let me know what you need.” “I would like to get involved!” “I’ve got some time now and want to volunteer my time.” “What would be the best way for me to make a difference?” “What can I do?” “I’ve got x y & z skills, and I’d like to support One Girl’s work!” Firstly? This is awesome. We know there are so many passionate people out there who maybe aren’t getting that ‘fire in the belly’ feeling…

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