There is no greater barrier to progress today than the inequity experienced by girls and women, and no more disadvantaged region that sub-Saharan Africa.
What if we could create unprecedented progress towards education for all girls? By bringing together Canadian leaders and partners, and leveraging UNICEF’s unique influence on a global scale we can deliver transformational change. The UNdaunted Campaign will ensure quality education for girls in sub-Saharan Africa, and will strive to become the best-in-class model for individuals to invest collectively in global progress.
We invite you to participate with your contribution today.
Growing up I had everything a child could want and need. Unexpectedly, due to a war and genocide, at 11 years old I found myself in the middle of refugee camp, living on the bare minimum, walking more than 10 kilometres just to access clean drinking water and sleeping in a single tent with our entire family. As a little girl in the middle of that chaos, I would often ask myself “Who will come for me?”
After witnessing too many children lose their parents and the opportunities to build a life they deserve, I made a promise to myself that when I grow up, I will dedicate my life to making this world a better place.
In 2018 I had the opportunity to visit some of the most amazing, hardworking youth in South Africa looking for healthy opportunities to build a strong future for themselves.
With my philosophy of it takes a village and while very proud of the work UNICEF is leading, I knew that it would take many heart centred leaders to advance more girls in education.
Thank you for joining me on this UNdaunted journey.