How we work

We work with local partners and projects that support women and girls through education.

How we work

We work with local partners and projects that support women and girls through education.

Our approach

We work with many inspiring organizations around the world who are providing long-lasting education and training projects for women and girls. Our goal is to create long-term solutions to the issues affecting access to education and good work in each community we work in.  We work with partners who share our approach, and who incorporate the following elements:

Local partners

We rely on our local partners’ expertise to respond to local needs and deliver community centred and sustainable education projects.

Woman-led

We work with local woman-led partners who share our mission of empowering women and girls through education.

Sustainable change

We believe that real change takes time. We partner with projects that provide long-term solutions to education.

Whole-person approach

We work differently with each partner, according to their needs. We work with partners who see each woman and girl as an individual.

Our solutions

Although giving women and girls access to quality education and good work looks different in each of our projects,
we work with partners who share our approach, and who incorporate the following elements:

Quality Education

We believe that quality education is not just about being in the classroom or getting certificates, but developing skills such as confidence and goal-setting that improve day-to-day life and have a long-term impact.

Family Engagement

Families are an immediate support system and it is therefore critical to consider their involvement when it comes to learning and aspirations. We work with our partners to encourage family support and engagement in education.

Mentoring

We recognise that simply providing access to resources is not enough. Mentoring can help improve school attendance and overcome certain gender-specific barriers to education.

Empowering spaces

We recognise that poor infrastructure and unsafe environments often act as direct barriers for girl’s education. Our partners deliver projects in places that make women and girls feel comfortable and safe.

Sustainable employment

We support projects that educate women invocational training programmes that allow them to use their education to find high-quality employment. Our partners strive to ensure that the skills developed are in demand from local employers.

Local, women-led partners

We choose our partners carefully, and trust and invest in their expertise and capacity. Together, we support them to respond to local needs, and deliver transformative and sustainable education projects.

Meet our partners

We currently work with 27 women-led local projects globally who have a proven track record of helping vulnerable communities through education. We rely on their expertise to respond to local needs and solutions in order to establish sustainable projects.

How we work with our partners

Why work with local partners?

We believe that investing in local expertise is the best way to create long-term impact. Our partners have years of experience and local knowledge to deliver the best educational projects for women and girls within their community.

What is our relationship with partners?

Our work around the world would not be possible without our dedicated partners. We work differently with each one of our partners, as equals and according to their specific needs. We support them by raising awareness and funds as well as by sharing our knowledge and expertise.

What do we expect from our partners?

Our partners share our vision of a future where women and girls are leaders in their own lives and lead the way in their development. They are dedicated to empowering women and girls through education, giving them the tools to succeed and access quality work.

How do we choose our partners?

We make sure that our partners have great experience and expertise. Once our trustees have done their due diligence and have approved our partners, our team works with the partner to design a new project.