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Project Report | Jun 16, 2021
8 wins for gender equality, championed by you

By Sami Adler | GlobalGiving Fellow

Photo: Global Water Challenges
Photo: Global Water Challenges

Curious where your donation to the Girl Fund ended up? Here's just a glimpse of the moments that were made possible thanks to the support of donors like you. 

Next month, we will be announcing a new Girl Fund cohort filled with five more amazing, community-led organizations working to accelerate gender equality in their communities. If you set up a recurring donation to the Girl Fund, your donations will begin to go to these organizations starting on July 1, 2021. 

Until then, let's take a moment to celebrate how far we've come in the past year. Here are eight moments out of a year full of gender equality wins, brought to you by the leaders of the 2020 Girl Fund:

May 19, 2020: Marigold learns how to crochet. 

Marigold, one of the students at Sheepcare Community Centre, learned how to crochet on Youtube and is now helping train her peers. Founder and President Luke Jakoywa told us that crocheting helped students like Marigold cope through the pandemic. 

Aug. 4, 2020: More than 20,000 emergency menstruation kits are distributed.

After an enormous explosion tore through Beirut, Lebanon, 300,000 people were displaced. The Days for Girls International community came together to make sure no menstruator was left behind, providing dignity and comfort to those affected.

Aug. 26, 2020: The first peer health education session is held. 

August 26 marked a huge breakthrough for Adolescent Health Champion's ongoing work developing a youth-led health education model and mobile application. The team launched the mobile application in April 2021. Now, 5,500 female students in India are emerging as health leaders and will provide essential health education to 60,000 students across India. 

Sept. 2020: Celebrating a victory from hard work paid off.

On the first anniversary of their project, Rural Entrepreneurs Livelihoods Support Project, the local team at Generation for Change and Development (GENCAD) visited Ambiya's recently renovated home. Ambiya, a widow and mother of seven, used to live in a cramped one-bedroom home. But after Ambiya's business took off with the help of funding and skills training provided by GENCAD, she could construct a new room for her family.

Oct. 11, 2020: Young girls return to the beach for watersports. 

After six months away, Mariposa DR Foundation restarted their watersports programming again on International Day of the Girl. These trips help the girls maintain their mental health and stay connected during these otherwise isolating times.

Dec. 2020:  Water collection time is cut from three hours to just 45 minutes.

A new water access point was completed, which drastically eases the burden of water collection on busy Rwandan women and girls. The water source will serve roughly 850 households and 1,456 students at a nearby school for the long haul, according to Madeline Flamik of Global Water Challenges

April 28, 2021: More than 200 back-to-school menstruation kits are delivered. 

The Women's Global Education Project is helping girls start the school year focused on their studies instead of their periods. The scholarship recipients in Tharaka-Nithi county, Kenya also participated in various community-led programs and workshops throughout the year.

April 31, 2021: A day of listening to the stories and challenges of young mothers. 

When the Act4Africa team visited a village in Mayuge District, Uganda, they met a young girl who had just given birth hours before, at home, with no medical assistance at all. Following this encounter, they spoke and surveyed 225 adolescent mothers in the district to learn how best to support their mental health and wellbeing. 

These stories (and so many more) were made possible thanks to the generous support of donors like you. Let’s keep the stories rolling as we transition to our 2021 gender equality champions next month! 

*If you wish to continue supporting one of the projects from our 2020 cohort, please set up a recurring donation on their GlobalGiving project page (linked above).  

I look forward to introducing the next cohort very soon! 

All the best, 

Sami + the GlobalGiving Team

Photo: Act4Africa
Photo: Act4Africa
Photo:  Days for Girls International
Photo: Days for Girls International
Photo: Women's Global Education Project
Photo: Women's Global Education Project
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