Educate Girls,

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Support girls’ education and invest in the future of our planet!

We’ve known this for a while, but now researchers from around the world agree that improving access to ‘quality education for girls is ‘one of the most powerful yet underused strategies to fight against climate change’. 

Education, especially for girls, helps reduce vulnerability to climate-related extreme weather. Scientists studied 125 countries and found that when 70% of young women complete senior secondary school, deaths from droughts, fires, floods and other extreme weather events fall by a whopping 60%. 

Access to gender-equal education for girls (an education that is the same for both girls and boys, and which promotes equal values, structures and relations to power) would improve the strategies, technologies and adaptations efforts of the world, making us smarter, stronger and more resilient.

Project Drawdown ranks educating girls as the sixth most powerful solution, and when combined with improving access to quality reproductive healthcare and women's economic empowerment — investing in women and girls becomes the number one solution

So what are you waiting for?! Make a tax-deductible donation today! For the sake of girls and for the sake of our planet.

Why support One Girl?

One Girl harnesses the power of education to create lasting change for girls and their communities. We collaborate with communities across Sierra Leone and Uganda to dismantle barriers - such as child marriage, early pregnancy - that prevent women and girls from reaching their full potential.

From our work, we know that equipping girls with knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights, menstrual hygiene, and mental & physical wellbeing means empowering families and communities. 

Through our Girls Emerge vocational training program, we support young women’s participation in technical skills training in emerging markets such as renewable energies, clean energy briquettes and cook stoves, climate smart agriculture and mobile banking.

So now that I am in contact with this One Girl Sierra Leone I know the advantage of free girls having voices. So I used to educate my people that we should have voice, we should say something that is good and beneficial to us and they will accept.” 

– Manja*, One Girl Teacher Scholar

Our vision is of a climate-just and gender-equal world, where every girl we work with can:

  • Achieve her potential and goals using the transformative power of education
  • Exercise her rights over her body, be safe and access quality reproductive healthcare
  • Choose to contribute towards a sustainable future through climate-smart ideas and fulfilling careers

Will you help us shape that world?

There's always more to learn, if you're up for it! 

Check out the programs webpage, with all the insightful info into how our programs work, why we run them and the impact they have. 

Plus, get your hands on some more climate-related info via this super handy factsheet

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

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Please keep your vital work going

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A wonderful cause, so important. Good luck

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Education needs to be available to all children especially girls. What a better way to empower young generations to make a difference. Great cause!

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Always rooting for you, keep up the amazing work OG team xx

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To the girls - You are worth everything in the world and more! Don’t let anybody push you down!

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Educating girls is the way ahead! Keep up the good work!

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