Posts in Girls
Innovating for Gender Equity

Despite the significant progress made in girls’ education globally, female students continue to experience persistent inequality that holds them back from realizing their full potential. That’s why as Educate! has scaled, we have also doubled down our commitment to ensure gender equity permeates every aspect of our program. In 2018, we worked to develop the most effective tools to understand and perpetuate Educate!’s outsized impact on girls by developing several key gender equity innovations and activities.

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Sarah's Path to Independence

Standing in the shade on the side of her grandmother’s house near Jinja, Uganda, Sarah flips through the collection of brightly colored kitenge fabric that she will soon shape into dresses, purses, and shirts. Proudly, she holds up each of her tailored pieces, grinning as she describes the intricate designs and how her ability to speak Kiswahili landed her a good deal with a fabric supplier in Tanzania. But Sarah’s path to get to where she is today — a confident young entrepreneur and provider for her family — has not been an easy one.

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Abigail Leads the Next Generation

Empowered, ambitious, and brave, Educate! graduate Abigail Chepkwurui is making waves for gender equity and driving change in her community. “I have to become a Member of Parliament.” For Abigail Chepkwurui, a twenty-year-old Educate! Graduate from Eastern Uganda, this is a goal she’s been actively working toward since before joining Educate!. “I’ll campaign for 2026.”

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