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We inspire and empower girls from disadvantaged communities throughout Africa to realize that
“If you can dream it, you can do it!”


We organise events at high schools in disadvantaged communities at which local inspirational women share their stories with girls aged 14-18 to show them that "If you can dream it, you can do it."


We collaborate with schools in disadvantaged and rural communities to deliver talent discovery, confidence building and leadership skills training workshops.


We offer a network of mentors that supports, guides and educates girls on topics that help build their self-confidence as well as life- and leadership skills.


We're proud to announce that from 22 - 24 January 2020 we'll be hosting two Dare to Dream events and a workshop to help teachers discover talents in their students in Cape Town, South Africa.

Our events will reach 1.500 students and 60 teachers from 3 schools. Watch this space for more news!


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Did you know? It costs only 10 euro to have a girl attend a Dare to Dream event. To date, most of our work is self-funded or with support from family, friends and our Facebook community. We are enormously grateful for every contribution.

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We believe in a world where all girls, regardless of their background, can make their dreams come true.

We believe that we have a responsibility to ‘pay it forward’ – by sharing our stories, knowledge and skills to inspire and empower all girls.

We believe in a better world for girls everywhere.


Sabine Clappaert

Sabine Clappaert

Foundation Director

Sabine has Belgian roots and an African soul. She partners with people and organizations in journeys of personal and professional change. Sabine founded Dare to Dream in 2013 based on the belief that every girl on earth deserves the chance to make her dreams come true. Her motto with the project? "If you get, give. If you learn, teach."

Petunia Thulo

Petunia Thulo

Foundation Director

Petunia is publicist, author and professional coffee drinker. She founded the Leadership Institute for Girls in 2014 to offer girls in rural areas throughout South Africa access to a ‘Big Sister’ mentor network. Since its inception, over 50 mentors have mentored more than 500 high-school students across South Africa.

Under the motto 'Stronger Together', Dare to Dream and The Leadership Institute for Girls joined forces in 2017.

Watch the video

....of our 2018 event in South Africa.


Bloubergrant High School
Cape Town, South Africa

February 2018

St Veronica School
Nairobi, Kenya

May 2017

Sheema Premier High School
Kabwohe, Uganda

September 2017

Watch the video

....of our 2014 event in South Africa.

"Girls need to see role models in the careers they choose 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.