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How can I help?

By | Amazing Supporters, Blog, Opportunities, Our amazing team | One Comment

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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#onegirlgala: A night to remember

By | Amazing Supporters, Blog, Events, Fundraising, Our amazing team | 4 Comments

A few months back, our Events team came together and started working on the One Girl’s Cocktail Gala. We hadn’t held one for 2 years, and we knew we wanted to bring it back this year. But it had to be a step up from our Gala in 2012. It needed to be an epic event, in every single way. We wanted to blow people away. We wanted to be ambitious, and to expand what we thought was possible. Our last Cocktail Gala brought so many people into the world of One Girl, and it was an inspiring night. But this year…

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How I made HR sexy and why we need it to educate 1 million girls across Africa

How I made HR sexy and why we need it to educate 1 million girls

By | Amazing Supporters, Blog, Our amazing team, Setting up a non-profit | One Comment

Hey guys, it’s Lauren here, One Girl’s the Chief Love Officer. Sexy title, right? You might be wondering what it even means. Well, I’m basically responsible for anything people and culture. That includes volunteer recruitment and coordination, relationship management, everything HR, writing and implementing our ambassador program, plus making sure you guys (and our team) feel loved up. 90% of the time, it’s amazing and I LOVE it. It challenges me more than anything I have ever done, ever. It lights a fire in my belly like I’ve never felt before. I’m inspired every single day by you – our…

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We're going to Sierra Leone in November

We’re going to Sierra Leone in November, do you want to come with us?

By | Amazing Supporters, Blog, Opportunities, Sierra Leone | One Comment

In November 2014, for the first time ever, One Girl will be taking 9 passionate supporters to Sierra Leone to visit our projects! While this is awesome news on a number of levels, for me, personally – it’s really exciting because I’ll get to go! I’ve always loved listening to Dave and Chantelle’s stories about Sierra Leone, visiting the schools and meeting the girls and had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I probably wouldn’t get to go for a very long time. So much yay! But do you know what’s even more exciting?! We still have 5…

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How we made 216 personalised thank you videos for our supporters in just 2 weeks, without spending a cent!

By | Amazing Supporters | 5 Comments

It was always going to be an epic undertaking. At the end of October, I told Dave that I wanted 250 unique and personalised thank you videos for our major supporters and donors by the 1st of December, 2013. He had just 4 weeks to create 250 videos. Oh, and we had a $0 budget for this project. Not only that, but I wanted them to be beautifully shot and to evoke emotion. Whoever received a video should feel acknowledged, special and connected to the difference their time and energy had made. Our supporters are the lifeblood of One Girl….

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11 year old boy makes a difference for charity

What this 11 year old boy did for the girls in Sierra Leone will inspire you

By | Amazing Supporters, Blog, Do It In A Dress | 2 Comments

Meet Chet, he’s only 11 but he’s one of our most passionate and inspiring supporters. Chet’s in Year 5 at St Kilda Park Primary and this year he wore a school dress to school for two weeks! We thought that was pretty remarkable in itself, but Chet also managed to convince six of his friends to frock up as well and raise money for Do It In A Dress!! Chet even convinced three of his male teachers to rock dresses too, on the condition that the boys met their fundraising target. They boys absolutely smashed it, raising over $2000 in two weeks – so…

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How a trip to Vietnam changed Mikayla's life forever

Mikayla’s story: how my Pharmacy job led to a trip to Vietnam that changed my life

By | Amazing Supporters, Blog | No Comments

They say inspiration is a steady burn of passion, a flame that makes you feel empowered and comes deep from within your core. The word literally means to be in spirit and when you’re in tune to that spirit and desire, amazing things can happen- not always obvious to begin with, but always leading to some form of fulfillment. Mikayla is one of our amazing One Girl Ambassadors, and we asked her to share her story of how she became inspired to make a difference, and what led her to get involved with One Girl. At the age of 18,…

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Lucy Gray Program Manager One Girl

Our Search for New Partners in Sierra Leone

By | Administration Costs, Amazing Supporters, Blog, Our amazing team, Sierra Leone | 2 Comments

Hi everyone! My name is Lucy and I’m One Girl’s Program Manager. I’m in Sierra Leone at the moment on some very important business – we’ve decided that now is the time for One Girl to start looking for new partner organisations. And here’s why.. Seven months ago I travelled to Freetown to help One Girl’s local team to plan ways to expand our program activities to reach out to more girls and women in Sierra Leone. Since then our Sierra Leonean team have been doing a fantastic job of delivering scholarships to get the most vulnerable girls back in…

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