About Us

Our Mission

At One Girl, we break down the barriers that girls face in accessing an education. We do this by running girl-led programs in Sierra Leone and Uganda to drive positive change for girls and their communities. 

Imagine a world where all girls have access to quality education. A world where all girls — no matter where they are born or how much money they have — enjoy the same rights and opportunities as boys. A world where every girl has the chance to be the best she can be. We believe we can create this world using the power of education. Because educating girls is the number one way to fight climate change, to reduce poverty, and to create a fair and sustainable planet!

When you educate a girl, everything changes.

Her health, status, income, and entire future changes for the better, and she’ll go on to educate her (smaller, healthier) family and community. The ripple effects are incredible – and best of all, everyone in her community will benefit. It’s hard to imagine, but a girl in Sierra Leone is more likely to be married before the age of 18 than she is to finish high school – and only 16% of girls ever complete high school. But when you educate a girl, her income will increase by 10–25% for every year she stays in school. She’ll get married when she chooses to, be able to think for herself, have control over her own income, and break the cycle of poverty. The power of education creates immediate and long-lasting change. That’s why at One Girl, education is at the core of everything that we do.

The One Girl Manifesto