Charities We Love
Around the world millions of girls lack access to education. Our production All Our Yesterdays has donated profits from our Toronto Fringe run and Next Stage Theatre Festival run to Plan Canada's Because I Am A Girl and Save the Children, respectively. Below are four of the many organizations dedicated to bringing girls access to education, among other initiatives.
Save the Children Canada is a member of Save the Children International, a network of 30 member organizations raising funds and operating programs domestically and internationally that focus on the issues of health and nutrition, education, HIV and AIDS, child protection, livelihoods and food security, emergency relief and child rights governance. The members of Save the Children International work together as a federation by pooling resources, establishing common positions on issues and carrying out joint projects. Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children and is committed to ensuring children realize the rights to which they are entitled under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Because I am a Girl is Plan's global initiative to break the cycle of poverty and gender discrimination. Plan is a global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing countries.
Girls and women are among the most disadvantaged around the world, denied access to education and exposed to unique barriers that keep them from attaining their full potential.
Because I am a Girl focuses on issues that directly affect girls around the world: education, child marriage, and gender-based violence.
Inspired by co-founders Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala Fund's goal is to enable girls to complete 12 years of safe, quality education so that they can achieve their potential and be positive change-makers in their families and communities. We work with partners all over the world helping to empower girls and amplify their voices; we invest in local education leaders and programmes; and we advocate for more resources for education and safe schools for every child.
Almost 300 young women were kidnapped by Boko Haram from Chibok, Borno state in northeastern Nigeria in April 2014. 58 of those young women escaped their captors. 23 of those who escaped are now back in school at the American University of Nigeria.
Thanks to hundreds of gifts from generous donors all over the world, including two extraordinary anonymous philanthropists, the American University of Nigeria Foundation have been able to raise enough funds to provide scholarships for the entire academic careers of the 23 escaped Chibok students at AUN.