60 million girls has come of age. Since our inception 10 years ago, we have invested $2.4 million in 20 projects, helping over 20,000 children in 14 countries in Asia, Central America and Africa. We have funded projects that range from school construction to teacher training to providing supplies, fees or equipment.
On November 7th, we celebrated this milestone with many friends and supporters, as well as partners from CAUSE Canada, the Stephen Lewis Foundation, the World University Services of Canada, the WE Charity (Free The Children) and Handicap International. Wanda Bedard, our founder and president, described how our fledgling foundation grew in both size and presence in the field of girls’ education. She also explained how new advances in technology will help to bridge the gap in girls’ education in our project in Sierra Leone.
Following the conference, guests were treated to cake, cupcakes and fudge. Many continued to show their support by making generous donations. That night, we launched our matching donation campaign and, at the end of 10 days, we surpassed our goal of $10,000!
Our grateful thanks to our many friends and supporters who made the evening such a success!