DONATE TODAY TO SUPPORT TEACHERS
OF TOMORROW

“I love this cause [One Girl] very much because if not for this course [Teachers of Tomorrow], I would become a kitchen clerk [a home cook]. Going from the kitchen to the market, from the market to the house. And looking at me as [a] young lady I should have turned into a housewife. But now that I am in college ... it is an opportunity for me.”

— Manja*, a One Girl teacher-scholar

*We’ve changed Manja’s name to protect her identity.

SO, WHAT IS A TEACHER OF TOMORROW? 

The Teachers of Tomorrow program is all about providing formal training for unqualified, volunteer teachers, with a special focus on women — but we train men too.

And we’ve got two big dreams we want to realise as a result. Firstly, we want to give our scholars the best education we can, and part of that is making sure they have amazing role models (who look like they do)! 

And secondly, we want to improve the quality of teaching in general that includes gender-responsiveness — a fancy way of saying we want to train teachers to make sure that girls are getting a fair go in the classroom: answering questions, sitting at the front of the class, and participating and learning just as much as the boys!

MARIATU 

For a lot of young women in Sierra Leone, access to secondary school is a challenge, let alone higher education or the opportunity to go to college. For Mariatu* (pictured above) it was no different, and she had no support until joining One Girl’s program.

"I am very happy and lucky too because of this program. I got my [entry] requirement but was not financially strong to go to college until One Girl came to my aid. When I started going to college, I became very happy!"

And Mariatu isn’t just passionate about her own education, she wants to make sure that other girls and young women have the same opportunities in the classroom too; "For me, girl-child education is very important. Compared from the first day to now, my condition has improved greatly. At first, I could not even stand in the forum to talk. But when I am in the college now, I ask the girls to stand in the front."

How amazing is that? We want to inspire the next generation of teachers who will, in turn, inspire their students. And Mariatu’s already doing just that — the ripple effect is fantastic! 

WHAT WE ARE HOPING TO ACHIEVE

  • More qualified teachers (with a focus on women!) 
  • Safe learning spaces for girls to thrive
  • Positive role models for more girls — because if you can see it, you can be it!

$40 can provide a teaching manual for a teacher-scholar

$134 can provide stationary for an entire school

$280 can provide a teacher-scholar's course fees for one term

MANJA

Losing her mother, father, brother and aunt, Manja* (pictured above) felt her only option was to work in her small and ill-equipped home kitchen and sell food she made at the market — a career path with little growth. 

But now, through our Teachers Of Tomorrow program, Manja will have access to stable and secure employment to provide for herself. But crucially, she will also be a role model and inspire other young girls within her community — go Manja!
She was inspired to become a teacher because she had incredible role models as a child. “They [my teachers] made me love teaching because I admire them much.” Through our program, Manja has realised her dream and now we admire her too!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We know that when a girl is educated, she can change her world. But we want her to have GOOD teachers and strong, female role models too. Please donate today to support the teachers of tomorrow!

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"Every girl, no matter where she lives deserves the opportunity to develop the promise inside of her" - Michelle Obama

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