Please join us for our 12th annual fundraising conference!
On Thursday, November 16th, 60 million girls invites you to an evening with Ndinini Kimesera Sikar, executive director and co-founder of MWEDO. The event will take place from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), 475 boul. De Maisonneuve Est, Montreal (see map). Cocktails and canapés will be served beforehand.
Tickets can be purchased for $100 each by downloading this form, calling us at (514) 234-1174 or online through PayPal below. Tax receipts for $75 will be issued later.
November 16th Conference Tickets
Educating girls for lasting change
In Tanzanian pastoralist communities, Maasai girls are traditionally married off by the time they are fifteen years old, and only 1 in 100 girls gains access to secondary education. This dearth of education leads to a generation of women who suffer early and unwanted pregnancies, HIV infection, gender-based violence, illiteracy, poverty and hunger.
MWEDO (Maasai Women Development Organization) has been working to get – and keep – girls in school since 1999. It was founded by three local women, who had themselves struggled to access education and combat stigma around female independence, initiative and protection. They know that girls’ education is one of the best – if not only – forces of real and lasting change for women. We are proud to partner with them, through the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
On November 16th, be an active part of the 60 million girls Foundation and promote transformative change for women and girls throughout the world.