March 8th, 2016 // Thies, Senegal
To celebrate International Womens' Day, our students and staff joined the UN Women's #HeForShe campaign to raise awareness about gender equality. The 4-hour event included gender equality workshops for our SEED Academy Boys and Girls, and lectures from local community members on the importance of womens' role in Senegal.
The day also allowed us as an organization to reflect on the progress we've made towards improved programming for young women. In just the past two years we launched our first programs for girls, including SEED Academy Girls for high potential student-athletes, and we now serve more than 1,000 girls every year.