How did STF supporter Charlotte raise $600 for girls’ education? She decided to turn her 8th birthday party into a #BakeAChange with a twist: a cupcake-decorating party.
This past June, Angélica, an STF Scholar in Guatemala, graduated from secondary school—which is an achievement fewer than 1% of indigenous girls in Guatemala reach. (High five, Angélica!)
Now that she’s completed her education, she has her sights set on someone else’s graduation: Erica, her younger sibling. Erica recently enrolled in secondary school, following in the footsteps of her big sister. In her own words, here’s how Angélica is mentoring and guiding her: “I am helping my younger sister by encouraging her to keep going no matter what.”
By Yiling Pan
Since our inception, She’s the First has held firm belief in the power of quality education to change lives for the better. We aim to empower girls in low-income nations to reach their potential. For us, quality education is not only about gaining access to classrooms and studying math and science, but also about equipping girls with the tools and skills that they need to break barriers.