Category Archives: Challenges

Georgia1

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…

Read More
Roniettablog6

How do you build a new future? One brick at a time.

By | Blog, Challenges, School Awesomisation, Sierra Leone | No Comments

Mr Kargbo couldn’t believe what he was hearing. After all they’d been through – after all the horrors that they’d seen – were they going to lose the school again? Mr Kargbo is the Head Teacher at the community school in Ronietta. For him, it’s not just a job – it’s a mission. He’s on a mission to educate the children of his community, to equip them with knowledge to go out and reach their full potential. And he’d just been told the Government of Sierra Leone was planning to shut down the school – his school. He’d lost his…

Read More
Blog_featured

3 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Set BIG & SCARY Goals (that may make you want to pee your pants)

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

“No seriously Chantelle – I thought you were delusional. Like I know you guys like to set big goals but I wondered if maybe you hadn’t done the math. Maybe you were shooting for the moon and landing in the stars. But I didn’t want to burst your bubble and tell you that educating 1 million girls by 2020 probably wouldn’t happen…” It’s 8pm and we’re sitting around a board room table. One of our newest board members (Marty) had burst into uncomfortable laughter in the middle of his board induction. “Bahahaha! I get it! I get it now! You’re…

Read More
A car drives past a public health advertisement against the Ebola virus in Monrovia October 8, 2014.  REUTERS/James Giahyue

3 ways Ebola is putting girls at risk (that you might not know about)

By | Blog, Challenges, Sierra Leone | No Comments

Sierra Leone’s children are currently experiencing a disruption to their lives, which is devastating their ability to learn. But this time it’s not a conflict – it’s a deadly viral outbreak. The Ebola outbreak is proving to be as disruptive to Sierra Leone’s young generation as the country’s 1991-2002 Civil War was to their parents before them. It’s normal in a situation as grave as the Ebola epidemic to focus on the most urgent issues, like getting aid to Sierra Leone or opening new hospitals. But thinking beyond the health crisis unfolding, we know though that education is vital to the…

Read More
Emmanuel_radio

How a humble radio is helping to educate girls in Sierra Leone despite Ebola

By | Blog, Challenges, Sierra Leone | One Comment

Right now in every district across Sierra Leone there are hundreds of empty classrooms. Rows upon rows of tables and chairs accumulating dust. Countless books and pens lying around, just waiting to be used. The Ebola outbreak has had a huge impact on the education system in Sierra Leone. A Government shut down of the schools has been in place since July 2014 to try and stop the spread of the virus, so for now teachers and students are staying at home. So what happens to the students in Sierra Leone, forced to stay home without access to school? How…

Read More
Image sourced WHO

75% of Ebola cases are female: want to know why?

By | Blog, Challenges, Sierra Leone | 2 Comments

Hey guys, my name is Saúl, I’m part of the One Girl online media team and have been working on media coverage for all your awesome Do It In a Dress adventures! My background is in journalism with specific training in human rights and gender studies, so you can imagine just how psyched I was to come on board the One Girl team, a chance to write uplifting stories about the transformative nature of education for girls? It couldn’t be more up my alley! I’m going to bring you up to speed with the Ebola crisis currently sweeping through Sierra Leone and…

Read More