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WHAT WE DO

At Dare To Dream we believe that if you can dream it, you can do it.

We organise events at which inspirational women share their stories with girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. We call it ‘TED talks for girls’. Our aim: to encourage girls to live their dreams.

 

WHY

55% of girls say there are not enough positive female role models

61% believe a strong role model would help them achieve their goals

60% don’t consider a career in engineering because of a lack of female role models

43% think girls want to be hairdressers because “some jobs are more for girls”

Less than 3 in 10 graduates in science, technology and engineering are women.

 

 

“Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can’t be what you can’t see.”

Sally Ride (NASA Astronaut & first US woman in space)

 

Dare to Dream Scholarship Fund

Why the Dare to Dream Scholarship Fund?

Many of the girls who attend our events at some point can no longer afford to go to school because their parents need them to start earning money to help support the family. Often, this is when they are only 12 years old.

With the Dare to Dream Scholarship Fund, we want to take the next step in growing our project: we want to help girls who are in need of financial support finish their education.

This year, our dream is to help 3 girls who attended our event in Kenya finish high school.

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Kenia Event

Kenia Event Photos

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South Africa Event

South Africa Event Photos

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