School Girls Unite, Kensington, MD USA

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School Girls Unite, Kensington, MD USA
Logo:
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Street address: P.O.Box E
City: Kensington
State or Province: Maryland
Country: United States
Location:
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Location coordinates: 39° 1' 32" N, 77° 4' 35" W
Executive Director: Wendy Lesko
Contact number: 1-800-KID-POWER
Contact email: wendy@schoolgirlsunite.org
Website: http://www.schoolgirlsunite.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/schoolgirlsunite
Target: Girls
Organization type: International NGO (operating in multiple countries)
Sectors: Education, Empowerment
Year founded/registered: 2004

Summary

School Girls Unite tackles prejudice against girls worldwide and expands their freedom and opportunities through education and leadership.

About

School Girls Unite began in a small café back in 2004 after a group of 12 year olds and young African women discussed the discrimination felt by girls in many developing countries. They aim to fight this discrimination, and advocate the powers of educating girls. School Girls Unite believes education is the starting point to solving almost every other problem, including reducing diseases and ending poverty, and eventually increasing the number of women in leadership positions throughout the world.

School Girls Unite is comprised of chapters in the United States and Mali, Africa. The sister organization in Mali is called Les Filles Unies pour l’Education and these older students manage our scholarship program for 65 girls.

Activities

School Girls Unite's new, major campaign is to establish September 22 as the Day of the Girl to advance gender equality for girls worldwide @ www.DayOfTheGirl.org



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