One Girl is a charity that I’m most passionate about. From an earlier post, I raised awareness and $2177 for One Girl by participating in the ‘Do It In A Dress’ campaign, where I cooked a BBQ at work whilst wearing a skimpy dress. For such a small effort and a lot of generous donations, that money would enable up to nine girls to attend school and get an education (including books, bags, school fees, sanitary pads and a ‘girl friendly’ school environment) for a whole year, or conversely, one girl in school for 9 years!!!
Chantelle Baxter, co-founder of One Girl recently presented at the renowned TED@Sydney event in an audition to take part in TED2013. In the video, Chantelle explains how Launch Pad was born and what success it has achieved so far. One of the key focuses One Girl organisation is focusing on is providing affordable sanitary pads to girls and women in Sierra Leone. They’ve named this initiative, Launch Pad.