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We invite you to act!

Dear friends, we are happy to tell you that our first project is launching. Let’s take a look at Colonia Escolar de Vacaciones, situated in Turbaco, Colombia. The idea to start collaborating was born thanks to the feedback of a Colombian friend who personally knew this very special place and helped us establish contact with a girls’ boarding school (internat) …

Starvation of the Soul

There are many hungry people in the world. A lot of them are women. And many are still girls. We all know it, don’t we? We have all seen the pictures of starving children on posters, buildboards, or on TV. I know, I see some every day and we cannot possibly talk enough about it because according to statistics, almost …

Zeitgeist

A couple of days ago a three-year-old from my daughter’s kindergarden peed in his last clean pants just when his mom came to pick him up. Without giving it much thought, his mother opened his sister’s drawer and – not being able to find any pants – gave him one of her skirts to wear on the way home. He …

Sur l’éducation

In French, the word l’éducation doesn’t only mean education, it also means upbringing, raising a child. It means teaching your child how to behave in different situations, what to eat, when to sleep or play, who has what social roles etc. And most importantly, l’éducation doesn’t begin in school, it starts from birth. I really like this concept, because according …

On pain and boundaries

Pointing at my hair, she said that’s how human hair was supposed to be. Like a white woman’s hair. What?! I could only shake my head, unable to reply. Then I changed the subject, because I was too uncomfortable. We never spoke about hair again, but her words haunted me for months after I left West Africa. I tried to …

Our mission

When you lift up women, you lift up humanity.” Melinda Gates Our mission is to empower girls and young women from underprivileged regions of the world through access to (non-)formal education and business opportunities. We believe that this is groundbreaking for their intellectual growth, (future) financial and personal independence and also crucial for developing their potential. On the other hand, as …

Our vision

Our vision is a world in which organizations like ours are obsolete. No, really! VisionEquality and creation of opportunities for all girls and young women around the world. ProblemDue to scarce resources, in many countries worldwide the hope for future return on investment from the own child´s education is traditionally set on boys or on a limited number of children …