A Father's Fight

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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Putting periods on the air and shining the spotlight on sanitary pads

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Menstruation isn’t likely to be a go-to conversation topic for your next dinner party. Talking about periods out in the open is just not the done thing. In big and small ways, periods are often politely kept private, or else completely prevented from entering the public view. Author and artist, Rupi Kaur, made headlines when an Instagram photo which showed menstrual blood leaking through her clothes was taken down (twice) for “violating community standards”. And yet, women and girls are finding creative ways to celebrate their periods in empowering ways, sometimes with hilarious results. But in other parts of the world,…

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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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16 and a mother of two: how Fatu chose freedom over fear

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Fatu’s story started out like so many of the girls we work with. Her parents were poor, and living in a rural Sierra Leone community. They wanted more for Fatu than they could offer her themselves, so they sent her to Freetown to live with her aunt. There she was able to be enrolled in school, and she thrived. She was in grade six at primary school and was just about to make the big move to high school. But tragedy struck. Fatu’s aunt passed away. With no other family in Freetown, she was forced to go back to her…

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