Category Archives: Opportunities

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Meet the volunteers that make the magic happen

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Our volunteers are incredibly important to us – we literally couldn’t function without them. They help us with everything from campaigns and comms to admin and accounting. If you’ve ever received a school dress, a campaign update, or a video from us, there’s a good chance a One Girl volunteer helped make it happen. They keep our technology humming and our shop singing. They make achieving our mission to educate and empower girls possible. So we do whatever we can to make sure our vollies love working with us as much as we love having their support. Often they have…

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Meet Tony: Father, Education Advocate, and One Girl Ambassador

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A few years ago we met an incredible father who would stop at nothing to give his daughters an education. His name is Musisi, and if you haven’t already, you can watch his amazing story here. While everyone who hears Musisi’s story is moved by it, it resonated with Tony on a whole other level. “I’m a father of two young adults who (in their own words) have never wanted for anything. Watching what Musisi had to do everyday to ensure his daughters were able to stay in school, was inspiring.” Tony was more than hooked – he was compelled…

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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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Last year this decision changed my life… Now it’s your turn

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I’ve always wanted to change the world. If there was some kind of Changemakers Anonymous meeting that existed, I’d be there. Every week. “Hi, my name is Sharni, and I want to make a difference”.  Equipped with a strong sense of justice, I can’t remember a time where I wanted to do anything else with my life. But the path before me wasn’t clear – How can I change the world? What contribution can I make? Where do I start? What can I do? After high school I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies (because that’s what people do, right?) and…

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8 Reasons to Climb Mt Kilimanjaro #LikeAGirl

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This November, I’m going on an adventure of a lifetime. I’m Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and I want YOU to come with me. I’m so excited about this that I literally bring it up at every opportunity I can. Anyone I’ve spoken with in the past 2 months can confirm! If you’re looking for some reasons to join in on the action, here are 8 of them! 1. You’ll be smashing goals left, right and centre! By putting yourself on the line for the personal challenge, you’ll not only kick your own goals, but kick your own fundraising goals too! People have a…

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Want to know how to get involved with One Girl?

How can I help?

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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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One Girl Ambassadors are leading a movement for girls education

3 lessons we learnt from our One Girl Ambassadors

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In 2013 we did something we’d never done before. Last year was the first year we introduced and created One Girl Ambassadors. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve opened up applications for our 2014 Ambassadors, so I thought it would be a great time to share our Top 3 Lessons Learnt from the whole experience. Firstly, why One Girl Ambassadors? If there’s one thing you need to know about us, it’s that we’re a grassroots organisation. We don’t have a budget for a TV commercials, or billboards, or magazine ads, so the main way people get to know about us is…

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