Our goal is to create access to education and empowerment for girls, women, and rural communities across the globe. We believe in, act on, and measure against the seven principles and outcomes that we know are important and yield results. When we find that our results don’t measure up, we re-evaluate and amend our work plans.
Women are the backbones of societies and communities across the globe. In developing countries, women are often expected to perform all of the household duties, all of the child rearing duties, and all of the agricultural duties, while remaining powerless in their community or family.
In a recent article on Human Rights Watch, we saw this item:
The benefits of education to both children and broader society could not be clearer. Education can break generational cycles of poverty by enabling children to gain the life skills and knowledge needed to cope with today’s challenges. READ MORE
More than half of the populations of developing countries live in rural communities, as do the majority of people living in extreme poverty on less than $1.25 per day. This is truly the edge.
Currently, we work in Nepal and Kenya, dedicated to infrastructure and programs which develop the ability for girls and women to succeed through education, training or other opportunities. We like to make the distinction that our “output” are school buildings, classrooms, water supplies, toilets, handwashing stations, or resource centers. But our “outcomes” are better education for girls, higher graduation rates, lower drop-out rates, or higher matriculation setting girls on a path for success in their lives.
From every perspective, we are dedicated to projects that serve communities in a sustainable and holistic manner. In fact we are dedicated to the system at work that brings about higher rates of education for girls and women. That means that the school building isn’t the only thing that we are working on.