In Australia education is a right for every child providing us with the means to map out our future lives. Like most Australians, the staff at icubed have been fortunate enough to build on this foundation!
In other parts of the world this is sadly not case, with over 130 million girls worldwide unable to attend any type of schooling. When you educate a girl everything changes. 40% of girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda are married before they’re 18.
An educated girl will get married later and have fewer, healthier children. For every year she stays in school she’ll increase her income by at least 10 -25%. With the money she earns, she’ll invest 90% of it back into her family. An educated girl becomes an educated woman. A woman who makes sure her children will go to school, just like she did. Educating a girl improves the local economy more than any other type of investment.
The ‘Do it in a Dress’ initiative aims to tackle this issue focusing on Uganda and Sierra Leone. Young icubed engineers Callum McMullen and Vedad Fetahagic arrived to work yesterday wearing school dresses in support of the ‘One Girl’ ‘organisation.
Every $300 raised supports a girl for a year. Between them, they have almost raised enough to provide 3 girls a year’s worth of schooling!
Good work boys!
Anyone who would like to support the boys can donate to the One Girl link below!