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The Story of One Girl - David Dixon and Chantelle Baxter
Time-length-icon 26m 12s
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Publish-date-icon March 29, 2013
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David Dixon & Chantelle Baxter are founders of One Girl, an organisation which supports women and girls in Sierra Leone with educational scholarships, healthcare and leadership skills to empower them to live a life of their own design. Dissatisfied with the party lifestyle, they both took fascinating journeys to discover where they could make the biggest impact and found it starts with One Girl.

3 years later their ‘Do It In A Dress’ campaign is a wildly successful example of innovative fundraising, they support hundreds of girls in Sierra Leone, have built the ‘Worlds Most Awesome’ toilet and have started a social enterprise supporting low income women through that ‘special’ time of the month.

“When you educate a girl, she’ll change the world. An educated girl is three times less likely to contract HIV / AIDS. She‘ll marry later and have fewer, healthier children. For every extra year of schooling, her income will increase by 10 – 25 percent. Not only that, she’ll reinvest 90 percent of the money she earns back into her family. Educating a girl has a ‘multiplier effect’. An educated girl can change the world.”
What They Do:

David Dixon and Chantelle Baxter founded One Girl focused on empowering women and girls in Sierra Leone \ to create and lead change in their communities through education and economic empowerment. They currently have two projects Back to School Scholarships and LaunchPad.

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