I'm donating my birthday to support this awesome cause
This year I am 25!
It’s no secret that I am deeply, deeply driven by the power of education, and for my birthday this year I am asking my family and friends to donate just $25 (a dollar for each year of my life) to One Girl to help get young women back in school.
Covid has obliterated so many young women’s chances of obtaining an education, and many will not return to school because they have been forced to take a different life path. By donating to One Girl, you will be giving young women the chance to re-enter the education system and have every opportunity to change their life trajectory.
It is indisputable that education is the defining factor in changing lives. We are so privileged to have access to such a wonderful thing. Every additional year of primary school increases girls' eventual wages by 10-20 percent. It also encourages them to marry later and have fewer children, and leaves them less vulnerable to violence (UN Women). Education is defining.
Help me celebrate 25 by sponsoring a girl in Sierra Leone with just $25!