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One Girl – #GivingTuesday
One Girl – #GivingTuesday

I will never forget the day I learned about One Girl and the work they do.

I was in Portland, Oregon for World Domination Summit and I saw this group of women AND men in school girl dresses.

My mind is very open to people expressing themselves, but I could tell something was going on, so I was curious to find out more.

Turns out that it was a One Girl fundraising event called #DoItInADress where they encourage anyone to do something to raise funds, but to do it in the uniform a typical African school girl would wear. The genius of this is that it instantly attracts attention when people (like me) see it and ask what is going on.


One Girl is a non-profit organization that’s changing the world, one girl at a time.

They provide education scholarships to the most vulnerable girls in Sierra Leone.

It costs only $20 a month to give a girl access to education and their current goals are to provide 600 education scholarships to girls by 2014 and also train 55 LaunchPad Champions to sell affordable eco-friendly sanitary pads in rural communities.

The truth is that when you educate a girl, she’ll change the world and that is why they are working on changing the world one girl at a time.

I remember when I first heard of organizations like this I always wondered why the focus on girls. What about the boys out there?

Take a few minutes to research this and you’ll quickly realize that boys get to go to school in most cultures, while the girls stay home to clean and work. They are never given the chance to think beyond their front door or walking to the watering hole.

There are many ways you can get involved that go beyond opening your wallet.

This October they will once again be launching their Do It In A Dress campaign so stay tuned to see how you can look a little silly while raising funds to get girls into schools. Their blog is a great way to stay on top of the latest work they are doing. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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C.C. Chapman
C.C. Chapman is the Chief Marketing Officer of YSN and the Founder of The Cleon Foundation. He is the best-selling author of Amazing Things Will Happen and Content Rules. C.C. is a professional speaker, photographer and explorer. He is a graduate of Bentley University and you can find out more about him at

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