Our first project
We wanted to make our first project an impactful one. We sponsored 60 girls through primary school in rural Kenya. To learn more about the project, check out Our Story.
What we’re up to now
St Cecilia’s Orphanage, in the village of Mapepe, Zambia, is a small orphanage dedicated to helping children who have been abandoned because of financial problems, poor health or disabilities. It is mainly supported by UK-based charity Zambian Gems. Thanks to their amazing work, St Cecilia’s Orphanage now has access to a sustainable food source, clean water, sanitation, and appropriate medical treatment.
The next challenge is to send these children to school.
Girls Write the Future is partnering with Zambian Gems to build a school for St Cecilia’s Orphanage. The school will have the capacity to integrate the children of the local village under the same roof as the orphans.
how does this project help girls?
In Zambia, less than 40% of all girls from low-income families finish school. This number is generally far worse in small villages like Mapepe.
That’s why our schools will always guarantee a free, full education for all girls. That way we can eliminate any economic barriers stopping them from going to school. We predict that this will significantly reduce the local gender education gap.
Within the classroom, students will be taught the importance of gender equality by both male and female teachers. This will ensure that they fully grasp the benefits of a just and equal society.