December 2017

Double your IMPACT! $1 = $2gift

For the second time this year, supporters of 60 million girls will generously match all donations up to $10,000.

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.

Please give by December 22nd to DOUBLE the impact of your gift!

60 million girls invests in innovative educational initiatives for vulnerable children, especially girls, to improve the quality of education.

Did you know that, globally, there are 617 million children and youth who do not meet minimum proficiency levels in reading and math? In Sub-Saharan Africa, where the need is greatest, nearly 9 out of 10 children are not learning. We are working hard to change that.

We believe that, while the magnitude of the need is huge, touching the life of even one child can make all the difference for that individual. Every child has the right to a quality education. You can help!

We are small organization making a big impact!

All funds raised this year will go towards our projects in sub-Saharan Africa. In Sierra Leone, we have set up our new “plug and play” Mobile Learning Lab to improve learning outcomes. And, in Tanzania, our project will support 100 secondary girls in the Maasai Mara – a region where most girls are married by age 14. You can read about our projects HERE.

This holiday season, don’t underestimate the gift of supporting education.
Please help us
reach our 2017 target of $200,000.
It takes only a
 click 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 a message of your choice. And, if you give before December 22nd, 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 2018.

We wish you all a wonderful holiday season!

Every bit counts: big and small

The generosity of so many 60 million girls supporters allows us to invest in projects to further girls’ education in developing countries. We couldn’t do so much without the gifts from so many organizations and individuals across Canada. THANK YOU!

Here are a few special examples of giving that really made a difference:

The Study, a girls’ private school in Montreal, chose to support the Foundation through their annual bazaar, a longstanding school tradition, and an event much anticipated by the student body. This student-led initiative involves the entire school: the senior students sell delicious treats, offer awesome raffle prizes and devise clever guessing games, as well as face painting and a haunted house for the younger children. In an assembly held at the beginning of December, the students presented us with a cheque for $5,000. We are delighted!

Another example of community involvement in our cause is Bluedrop Performance Learning, a company headquartered in St John’s. For the last three years, it has held an online auction, donating the proceeds to 60 million girls. What a thoughtful initiative!

The generous gestures of individuals, such as Zachary Fieldsend, also make a real difference. On August 27th, Zachary and his sister Chelsea ran the half marathon in Quebec City. Encouraged by a close friend, Kassandra Berardelli, a member of our Executive, Zachary set up a fundraising page on Facebook and asked people to donate to support his run – and 60 million girls. We are so happy that he did!

Again, thank you so much to all of our supporters far and wide.

12th annual conference

Ndinini Kimesera Sikar

Our annual conference, which was held on November 16th, was tremendously successful. Of the approximately 170 guests who attended, there were students from McGill and Concordia Universities, as well as Collège Sainte-Anne, Collège Reine-Marie and two groups of grade 5 students from The Priory.  Click here to read more.

Do you want to learn more about girls’ education and what we do? You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information.

 

 

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