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Of the estimated 110 million children in the world who do not attend primary school, more than 60 million are girls. The 60 million girls Foundation knows that programs directed towards girls’ education are the most effective community investment in the developing world.
60 million girls Foundation is a group of committed women working to support education projects that target the most vulnerable and marginalized girls in countries with the greatest gender inequality.
The Maasai Girls Education Fund (MGEF) was created to improve the literacy, health and economic well-being of Maasai women in Kenya and their families through education of girls and their communities.
MGEF has a holistic approach to achieving its mission. To have a significant impact, the education of girls must go hand-in-hand with the education of the community in which they live. Accordingly, MGEF works in partnership with the community, including local area chiefs and women advocates for education of girls, to achieve its goals.
Women LEAD is a leadership development organization that provides young female high school students in Kathmandu, Nepal, with the personal and professional skills to pursue their vision for change. It trains 16- to 18- year-old girls who come from diverse socio-economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds, but who are united in their passion to create change in Nepal.
The Women LEAD program addresses the absence of women in decision-making positions in Nepal by fostering, supporting and promoting women’s leadership. Women LEADS believes it can effect change by building the capacity of future leaders to tackle the root causes ofpoverty and gender discrimination in their communities.
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PrimaDonna, Incorporated is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit youth organization that strives to promote hope, love, and self-sufficiency in the minds of young girls everywhere. Its focus is to reach out to girls and show them an alternate way of living and loving their lives. Its mission is to promote abstinence and prevent teen pregnancy through the inclusion of the education and the arts, in addition to physical fitness and mental health awareness. PrimaDonna wants to put an end to teen pregnancy and childhood obesity in its community by equipping girls with the necessary tools and outlets needed to be successful in life. It assists female youth in developing the necessary social and educational skills needed to actively engage in tomorrow’s America.
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