Approximately 62 million girls in the world are not in school.
Education in reading and writing, math and science. Education in hygiene and nutrition. And, yes, education that impresses one of the, if not the, core of gender equality and social injustices, that we are all created equal. That all individuals have rights to be treated fairly in all areas of life.
And investing in education for women and girls leads to economic empowerment and growth. When women and girls are educated, they bring their children, families and communities along with them which results in more education and empowerment.
PAST IMPACT OF WOMEN LIKE US FOUNDATION
Through funds, volunteering, creating awareness- we are helping them sustain their missions and continue their work. Here are some of our current and past initiatives led by women that we have supported.
Noel School- $104,000 for food, medical supplies, water tubs, garden, uniforms, teacher salaries and more. Awareness in our Women Like Us Books and our Women LIke Us Documentary.
Luong Ung Foundation-$5,000 for awareness and education
Shanti Uganda- $12,000 for birthing kits, teachers and building funds
Victorious Teens Bridge International: $7,000 Funds for cyber cafe, mentoring and travel. Humanitarian trip with volunteers and impact 100 girls with sustainable feminine hygiene kits so they can stay in school; boys sports equipment and laptops. Awareness in our Women Like Us Books and our Women Like Us Documentary.
One Girl at a Time-$25,000 funds for humanitarian travel and education. Awareness in our Women Like Us Books and our Women Like Us Documentary.
Agape- $3,000 funds for education through equine therapy for children.
Carbon School- Costa Rica: $8000 for teacher salaries and water well for school Humanitarian travel to paint school, repair desks and bathroom facilities.