August 20, 2014
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May 29, 2014
Now that they’re safely back from their mission to Borno State, we’re able to share the name of our partner organization, KIND (The Kudirat Initiative for Democracy).
It was a difficult and dangerous trip. The team overcame harassment at the many security check-points and witnessed the physical devastation in multiple areas. Working closely with a local organization and a leading advocate for women in the region, they met with a girl who escaped from her Boko Haram kidnappers, women survivors of violence, families of kidnapped girls, school leaders, and government officials.
Yesterday, KIND provided us with an incredibly powerful and authentic update, documenting the reality on the ground in Borno State. It’s long and detailed, and clearly identifies the needs in the area. Read the whole report here.
Thank you for your donations, and let’s continue to support the women of Borno State and Nigeria to create the change they need.
KIND, led by Hafsat Abiola, is dedicated to the advancement of girls and women. KIND works primarily in Nigeria in the areas of leadership development for girls and young women and on collaborative projects aimed at removing barriers to women’s public participation and ending violence against women.
May 14, 2014
The first confirmed beneficiary organization has asked to remain anonymous because they are working and traveling in Northern Nigeria and are concerned for their safety. This organization will receive $5,000 to meet with girls, women, parents, civil society organizations, and government officials to determine the needs of the community with regards to education, security, and, perhaps most importantly, justice for the survivors of the kidnappings. All project partners are required to report back to donors on how they use funds.
"Education is truly a girl’s best chance for a bright future, not just for herself, but for her family & her nation." -- Michelle Obama
Why we care: Every girl has the right to go to school without fearing for her life.
How we’re solving this: Over 140 education projects for girls and women around the world have already been crowdfunded through Catapult in our first year, by people everywhere who care passionately about girls’ education.
Every day, girls are threatened and harmed while trying to go to school. Yet we know that girls’ education is one of the best investments the world can make in building healthy, prosperous societies.
We’re hearing from many people around the world that they would like to give in response to the tragedy of the Chibok girls.