One Girl was inspired by a chance meeting with a 14 year old girl named Brenda. A girl who had been wandering the streets and asking strangers for help to pay for her school fees. After hearing Brenda’s story, we knew we had to help. But we didn’t want to stop there. Why stop at one girl when there are over 130 million girls around the world who are denied the opportunity to go to school?

We’ve started our work in Sierra Leone and Uganda, two of the most challenging places on earth to be born a girl.

Chantelle Baxter with Brenda

Chantelle Baxter with Brenda

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We’ve rebuilt two schools: one in Ronietta, and one in Magbafth Line, and included new toilet blocks in both schools to make them AWESOME places to learn.

We’ve rebuilt two schools: one in Ronietta, and one in Magbafth Line, and included new toilet blocks in both schools to make them AWESOME places to learn.

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Water had damaged the mudbricks beyond repair. The walls were cracked and crumbling. It’s one of the worst schools we’ve ever seen, and it took 700 people to rebuild it.

Water had damaged the mudbricks beyond repair. The walls were cracked and crumbling. It’s one of the worst schools we’ve ever seen, and it took 700 people to rebuild it.

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Over 5,000 people donated to One Girl, all because they wanted to give them an opportunity to create a brighter future.

Over 5,000 people donated to One Girl, all because they wanted to give them an opportunity to create a brighter future.

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Where we work

We work in Sierra Leone and Uganda. Some of the worst places on earth to be born a girl. A girl born in Sierra Leone is more likely to be forced into marriage as a child than she is to go to high school.

Wait. Let’s say that again.

A girl born there is more likely to be forced into marriage as a child than she is to go to high school.

Does that not strike you as a little off? Or just completely WRONG? Well that’s why we’re doing something to change it. (And why you should too).

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