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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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One girl is powerful. A movement of girls is unstoppable.

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So often in our work we focus on the one girl. It’s an idea that inspired the founding of our organisation, and of course our name. Educate that one girl. Change her life and her future. Empower her to reach her potential. And it’s a powerful idea. Why? Because the problems we tackle are immense. The statistics are grim. And the numbers are staggering – to the point where it can be paralysing. Around the world over 60 million girls are denied an education. Every year more than 15 million girls around the world are forced into child marriage. Of…

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A Father’s Fight

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A few years ago we met a man who redefined for us what it means to fight for education, showing us the lengths a father could go for his daughters’ future… His name is Musisi. Musisi lives in rural Uganda. He has a plot of land where he cultivates a humble crop. He has three daughters, Sandra, Sharon and Esther. And every day for the past thirty years he has been going into battle. Not for his own freedom – but for theirs. He would wake up early in the morning while it was still dark so he could be…

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How much of my dollar goes towards educating girls?

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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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Are you ready to Do It In A Dress?

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Today we launch our biggest campaign of the year – Do It In A Dress is back… and it’s dressier than ever! It’s that time of the year again – Do It In A Dress has just launched for 2017 and we can’t wait to unleash a wave of dressy madness on the world! With every passing year we are awe-struck by the incredible challenges and events that our community takes on as part of Do It In A Dress. So much so that we wanted to showcase them in our brand spankin’ new video – check it out… The…

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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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