Collaboration is key!

Our One Girl approach is inherently girl-led, positive and innovative; and involves working with well-established and local implementing partners who share in our vision of providing girls with access to high-quality education. We have been incredibly lucky to partner with some brilliant and deeply experienced partners, who work every single day to empower girls and young women.


Girls Empowerment Sierra Leone (GESL)

Current Partner: Girl Tok

GESL are a feminist-based organisation in Sierra Leone that nurtures and enhances the leadership skills of young girls to become effective advocates and social change agents within their communities. With a keen interest to support sustainable development at the community and national level, GESL offers comprehensive training programs to participants, aiming to enhance the advocacy and activism skills of participants.

Action for Rural Women’s Empowerment (ARUWE)  

Current Partner: Girls Emerge

ARUWE is a female-led, Ugandan NGO that works with marginalised groups – particularly women and youth. ARUWE aims to create avenues for women to realise their full socio-economic potential, through strengthening advocacy, civic participation and service provision. 

Freetown Teachers College

Current Partner: Teachers of Tomorrow

Freetown Teachers College is the main implementing partner of our teacher scholarship initiative. They admit selected teachers, who meet the criteria, to the distance education course, supporting them to complete their training to the best of their ability. 


Amnesty International 

Previous Partner: LaunchPad in Schools (Lights, Camera, Period!)

Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on advancing human rights and ensuring the rights of every single person are protected. They work with women human rights defenders across the globe to fight for women’s rights and gender issues.

Bulugo Womens Group

Previous Partner: Girls Emerge(then known as Business Brains Uganda)

A women-led community based organisation founded in 2004, working in 30 communities throughout Kamuli District, Uganda. Their mission is to empower girls, women and communities where they live through education, agriculture, entrepreneurship, health and  environmental conservation.  

Sierra Leone Government 

  • Ministry of Education: previous partner, Business Brains Sierra Leone
  • Ministry of Social Welfare:previous partner,  Business Brains Sierra Leone
  • Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS): previous partner, LaunchPad in Schools (Lights, Camera, Period!)
  • Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE): current partner: Teachers of Tomorrow and Previous Partner: LaunchPad in Schools (Lights, Camera, Period!)

Sierra Leone Social Aid Volunteers (SLSAV)  

Previous Partner: LaunchPad in Schools (Lights, Camera, Period!)

SLSAV are a Sierra Leonean NGO that provide mainstream rural development. They work to promote, advocate for and support hard to reach children, adolescents, youths, women and marginalized communities, who are often cut-off from government social services, human rights protection, mainstream humanitarian aid and short-long term development trajectories. 

Restless Development 

Previous Partner: Scholarships

Restless Development are a youth-led development agency, placing young people at the forefront of change and development, and supporting young people to create change within their communities. 

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone 

Previous Partner: Rights, Relationship and Respect

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone are a leading network of caring professionals delivering sexual and reproductive health services. They invest in local organisations and use a collaborative approach towards transformative development.