We know that there are many worthy causes and many options open for you when considering which charities to support. We know what a tough choice it can be. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of what the 60 million girls Foundation has to offer.
Education creates change
First of all, we know that investing in education, especially for girls, has an important impact on all development initiatives. From economics, to health to social progress and political leadership, girls’ education is one of the most effective tools to work toward real, lasting, change. We wrote about the specific benefits of girls’ education in a previous post.
Okay, but why should I choose to give to the 60 million girls Foundation?
Our administration costs are never more than 1%
60 million girls is a volunteer-run organization, with no overhead or salaries, so we are able to keep administration costs at an absolute minimum. That means that 99% of your contribution goes directly to the children we support.
Your research is already done
We do extensive research and analysis when choosing projects. Once we receive potential projects, we apply a rigorous evaluation system to ensure that the partner and projects we select meet our criteria and will have the maximum impact possible on the children who need it most. Of course we support education for boys as well, but at least half of the children we reach must be girls.
We have a follow-up system so you know your money is well spent
Typically, we support two projects valued at $100,000 each per year. Once we have disbursed the funds you’ve entrusted to us, our partner will follow up with us at least twice a year, or more frequently if there is a material change in the feasibility of the project due to conditions on the ground. See our past blog post following the evaluation of the successful Oleleshwa Secondary School for girls in Kenya, run by our partner Free The Children.
We believe in using technology to advance education
60 million girls believes that using new technologies will be crucial to making sure that all children have access to a quality education. With 124 million children and adolescents out of school globally, and a lack of trained teachers, technology can provide the backup necessary to extending schools’ reach and get children access to learning materials.
To this end, we have a Research & Development team committed to understanding the best practices for technology and education. Since November 2013, we have been running a pilot project in Sierra Leone with our partner, CAUSE Canada, to give children access to KA Lite and other educational materials. You can read about our program HERE.
It feels good to know that you can make a difference
Finally, every dollar counts and every contribution is hugely appreciated.
Please help us improve educational opportunities for vulnerable and marginalized children around the world.