At each of our global projects, we are dedicated to investing in women and girls. They have the power to move their communities forward and change their nations. With the support of our donors and partners, here is how we are working to empower women and girls at our project sites:
- Through our education projects in Ghana and Pakistan, we are committed to #LettingGirlsLearn. Our sites continue to grow with female students eager to learn. We believe in helping them build on their strengths and teaching them the skills they need to succeed.
- Many female teachers at our Dreams for Kachra Kundi school site and the Konadu Basic School are breadwinners for their families. These devoted teachers travel from far distances each day to invest in their students’ futures. Without their dedication, our students would not have inspiring leaders guiding them.
- The principals and teachers at our school sites in Ghana and Pakistan are committed to educating families and parents on the importance of sending their girls to school. Staff spend time going door to door in their communities stressing the difference an education can make on a child’s life.
- In Ghana, we launched a mushroom farm to provide single mothers the opportunity to support their families and children, who are students at the Konadu Basic School. Five women manage mushroom production on site from composting all the way through harvest and sale.
- At the Fatmata Maternity Center in Sierra Leone, we are committed to empowering women to take control of their health. At each appointment, our nurse and staff teach patients about STD prevention, proper nutrition, pre-natal care and best overall health care practices.
*Photo by Lisa Weatherbee during a visit to the Konadu Basic School in 2016.