“66 Million Girls Around the World Will Never Get the Chance to Go to School Simply Because They Were Born a Girl.”
Chantelle Baxter, cofounder of One Girl is on a quest to raise money to help girls have the opportunity to receive an education.
“A girl born in Sierra Leone, West Africa is more likely to be RAPED than she is to go to high school”
In this TEDx talk, Chantelle describes how she was inspired to start a campaign to help girls. So far they have raised over $1 million. The current campaign “Do it in a Dress” (October and November) encourages girls to wear their school uniforms in various activities to raise money simply to allow a girl to attend school.
Chantelle was recently featured on Today, Australia.
I hope sites like this continue to inspire you to find ways to give back and help others. One Girl is a simple idea that is creating what Chantelle calls the “Girl Effect”. For every year a girl stays in school she has the ability to earn 10-25% more. This has a ripple effect in her family, the community and eventually the country.
What can you do to help your local community?
How can you create a ripple effect?