Giving girls the tools to invest in themselves.


Results from Educate!'s randomized controlled trial found that our model has an even larger relative impact on girls as compared to boys. 


* Female graduates earned an average of $200 more per year than their peers in the control group.

We believe girls experience more impact than boys because Educate! addresses key gaps that block girls from achieving their fullest potential.

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Empowering girl entrepreneurs and leaders


Girls face unique and greater barriers to success after school as entrepreneurs, in the workforce, and as leaders in their communities. Educate! systematically gives girls the tools to tackle these barriers, so they can improve their own livelihoods and become drivers of development.

We're working towards closing the skills gap through practical, experience-based education.


Girls often receive only limited training in practical, employable skills, such as budgeting and finance. When girls do receive skills training, it tends to be in gender-specific, low-earning markets. Educate! works to:

  • Teach students how to access capital, how to save, and how to plan for the future. Savings skills offer a risk-free method of capital accumulation, and allow female entrepreneurs to overcome the asset gap

  • Facilitate hands-on experiences in a safe learning environment, so students have the opportunity to explore new challenges and the confidence to learn from mistakes they make along the way

  • Provide girls with the tools they need to develop economic resources and confidence in their skills, allowing them to transform their families and communities

  • Train Mentors, teachers, and administrators to identify gender stereotypes faced by students and assists in the creation of strategies for empowering boys and girls equally in the classroom


Educate! is continually building our gender expertise. We are currently working to pilot changes that will prepare us to develop a best-in-class, organization-wide girls empowerment strategy that we can implement and improve as we grow, in Uganda and beyond. This includes both research to identify what is working as well as our gender equity-related challenges. We aim to continue to scale the impact of our program while strengthening its gender equity components. 



Exponential Empowerment

Educate! graduate Lillian Aero employs over 100 HIV/AIDS affected widows to make crafts and then helps them find markets for their products in three different countries. Watch the video to learn how Lillian is helping to close the employment gap and providing them with marketable skills and a sustainable livelihood. 


Educate! promotes gender equity at every level of our organization.

As a result, 9 of our top 11 positions are held by women.


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