December 2016

Double your IMPACT! $1 = $2gift

For the second time this year, a long-time supporter of 60 million girls has generously offered to match all donations up to a total value of $10,000 for a period of 10 days.

So, your gift of $50, $100 or $500 is now worth twice as much. With your help, we will have more to invest in education for vulnerable children.

60 million girls is dedicated to investing in innovative educational initiatives for children in developing countries. Barriers to education, like poverty, disability and conflict, can be high, and girls are often disproportionately affected.

Did you know that there are 263 million children and youth out of school? And, many children who are in school are not getting a quality education due to overcrowded classes and poorly trained teachers. We are working toward changing that.

We are small organization making a big impact!

Funds raised this year will help finance our project in Sierra Leone where have set up a Mobile Learning Lab that uses innovative educational technologies to improve learning outcomes and to give children an extra educational boost.

This holiday season, don’t underestimate the gift of supporting education. Please help us reach our 2016 target of $200,000. It takes only a click to make a donation and to make the world a better place.

Are you searching for the perfect gift for that special person in your life? Make a donation and ask us to send a card in your name with the message of your choice. And, if you give before December 18th, you can DOUBLE the impact of your gift.

All donations are 100% tax deductible. An income tax receipt will be mailed to you in February 2017.

We wish you all a wonderful holiday season!

Notes from Sierra Leone: The first test

By Wanda Bedard,
November 25th

I’m overwhelmed…. If I had to script the results of our test today, I couldn’t have imagined a better scenario. And, if I hadn’t been there to see it myself, I probably wouldn’t have believed it.

Each child received the turned off tablet on their desk without instructions. Samuel and Matthew then went to the front of the class talking to each other with their backs to the children.

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The students seemed surprised and intrigued to have this device given to them.

The children figured out how to use the tablet and how to access information. All with no adult instruction or interaction.

Within 30 seconds, one student figured out how to turn on the tablet. Within a minute, every tablet was on. In another minute, kids were taking photos and videos. They took photos of everything, including each other taking photos! Some figured out how to modify the pictures and put them together in a collage. They experimented with portrait and landscape and learned that, if they rotated the tablet, the image would change. This activity was so intense. The kids were posing and laughing so much and we all thought that’s all they would do the whole session. Click here to read more.

10th anniversary conference

 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.

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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. Click here to read more.

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