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Kim Low

All posts by Kim Low

The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things

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If you read our blog regularly you’ll know we share lots of stories about the girls we support. We want people to actually know what it means when we say ‘education changes a girl’s life’. And what becomes possible when they get out and Do It In A Dress, make a donation, or pledge their birthday. We want them to know the kind of impact their support is making. But these stories can be a bit one sided. They can make it seem like the impact only flows in one direction. And if you’ve ever supported someone or something you really…

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Meet the supermum on a life-changing adventure – in a school dress!

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When Fran found her old hiking boots stuffed in the back of her cupboard, she realised how much she missed her outdoor life. As a mum of four kids, she’d been really busy! So she made some changes. Big changes! And right now she’s on her most epic adventure yet. A busy family life doesn’t leave much time for hiking and adventures. At least that’s what Fran had thought. But from the minute she pulled on her old boots she realised exactly what she needed to do. She was over all the craziness of city life anyway, so she was…

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Sierra Leone's new President in green and while stripped tee-shirt waving to crowds from sunroof of car

Sierra Leone has a new President. Here’s why it matters (and why it took a month to happen!)

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Our last federal election was described as ‘one of the dullest political races in Australia in living memory’. If only voters in Sierra Leone could be so lucky. After a long and challenging process, their country finally has a new leader. But getting there has taken its toll – and it’s still a bit early to say things are back to normal. In Australia, we can be incredibly passionate about politics – or not. But regardless of how we feel about our pollies, the parties and their policies, the actual voting process is pretty simple. We head to a polling…

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5 ways to make a difference this International Women’s Day

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March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of women’s achievements and progress and a day to mobilise to continue the fight for equality. It’s been exhilarating to witness the extraordinary momentum of global campaigns like #Metoo and #TimesUp where we’ve seen the world wake up, unite and demand a better deal for women. But International Women’s Day isn’t just about these massive movements and the actions of celebrities. It’s a day for all us – women and men – to celebrate the things we and our female friends, colleagues and the women who inspire us, have done and…

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Turns out we were wrong about how many girls miss out on school. Now what?

By | Blog, Challenges | One Comment

Q: How many girls globally are out of school? A: Many more than we thought. Many millions more, in fact. Now we know the global reality – what do we do next? Imagine you had to figure out how many girls around the world are out of school. Not by typing the question into Google, but by actually working it out from scratch. Where would you start? How would you cope with the sheer size of the job? Or deal with issues of remoteness, language and cultural barriers, refugee populations on the move? Who would you ask? How would you…

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Happy Birthday, Freckleduck!

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Like so many things in Melbourne, it started over coffee. Zoe and Brad had spent countless weekends blissfully exploring the local cafe scene. But somewhere along the way, they realised that they loved the whole food and coffee thing so much, they actually wanted to make it their life. So three years ago today, they opened Freckleduck, their very own, very cool cafe in the regional town of Geelong. And as you can probably tell – they love it! Yes, it’s hard work and there’s no such thing as a day off anymore. But as Brad told us, it’s worth…

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It takes a village to raise a child; and an entire community to create massive change

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It’s extraordinary how much you can achieve with the right partner! We haven’t even passed the one-year mark, and already our newest partnership in Uganda is creating amazing long-term, sustainable changes in the lives of individual girls and their communities. They say it takes a village to raise a child. If that famous saying is true, then you want that village to be a strong, cohesive community where every one of its children has the opportunity to flourish. Regardless of their gender. But the effects of poverty, coupled with traditionally held beliefs and misinformation can get in the way – and…

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How much of my dollar goes towards educating girls?

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

Here’s a question we get asked a lot: “How much of my hard-earned money will actually help the girls and women in Africa?” People don’t always put it that way – often they ask things like: “How much money gets spent on Admin? How much on Fundraising? On Operations?” Basically they’re trying to work out if their money will actually make an impact. And that’s a question worth asking. If you’re one of our supporters, you deserve to know how your money is being used. And if you’re fundraising for us, you can be sure people will ask you these kinds…

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